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Georgia to create a list of strategic objects

By Messenger Staff
Friday, January 24
The Georgian government has started working on a list of the objects of strategic importance for the country. This is an international practice that every country determines; objects that should be in the state property and protected by the state and not be privatized, sold to private business or foreign countries.

During the governance of the United National Movement (UNM) its guru in economic issues Kakha Bendukidze stated that there are no strategic objects in Georgia as such. Therefore, President Mikheil Saakashvili’s administration privatized and sold sea ports, forests and other important objects. The UNM was ready to sell main natural gas pipeline and Georgian Railways as well. If not for the change of government, the UNM would have carried out their plan thus fulfilling the budgetary revenues and creating the illusion of welfare.

According to the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, special criteria should be identified and written into the constitution.