Kutaisi to become centre of textile industry in Georgia


The Georgian government plans to make Kutaisi, the legislative capital and third largest city, a centre of the textile industry. Two textile plants will be built in Kutaisi by the end of the year and will employ about 10,000 workers.

According to Osman Chalishkan, head of the International Investors Association of Georgia, a shortage of qualified personnel is one of the major problems of the Georgian textile industry.

He said the association has started negotiations with the Ministry of Economy regarding the opening of special training centres in different parts of the country, where textile workers would be trained.

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