08 March 2021,   16:41
New company to carry out rehabilitation of Gelati Monastery Complex

The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation has fined and replaced the company working on the ongoing rehabilitation of the Gelati Monastery Complex, for failing to fix deficiencies in the work.

According to the Agency, the Georgian Arts & Culture Centre and Ikorta 2007 - two contractors working on the most recent stage of works on Gelati - would be fined GEL 12,000 each for “failure to amend results of work carried out in violation of terms, despite warnings issued last year”.

Replacing the two companies for the next stages of work on Gelati, the state agency picked Bagineti+ as the new contractor for the rehabilitation, and said a group of experts from the state organisation would continuously monitor the work.