SOCAR bears exceptional social responsibility, having implemented numerous socially important projects for the benefit of our population in various regions of the country, as once again evidenced by this day, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated in his speech at the opening ceremony of a new sports complex in the village of Kizilajlo, Marneuli Municipality.
The Head of Government emphasized the importance of SOCAR’s initiatives to Georgia, adding that the company has invested hundreds of millions of USD in Georgia to carry out important work.
“It is a great honor to be here today. I would like to thank our very special guest for being with us today. Mister Rovnag Abdullayev is our country’s friend representing SOCAR, one of the largest investors in our country. SOCAR, having invested hundreds of millions of dollars n our country, is carrying out important work in Georgia. Notably, SOCAR bears exceptional social responsibility, having implemented numerous socially important projects for the benefit of our population in various regions of the country, as once again evidenced by this day. We are in the village of Kizilajlo, Marneuli Municipality, and today we will open this wonderful, important present for our population, a modern European-standard sports complex, a wonderful present to our youth. That is why, once again, I would like to thank Mister Rovnag Abdullayev and SOCAR. Of course, we are interested in promoting healthy living among young people, and this is a very important asset acquired. I want to inform our population, our people, that today Mister Rovnag Abdullayev will open a newly built kindergarten in the village of Kabali with financing from SOCAR. This important project was launched just a year ago, and today it is already finalized. The project’s cost in 3 million GEL. It is a very good example illustrating and brotherhood, friendship, and cooperation. Our Azerbaijani brothers and the Azerbaijani state are not just a neighboring country-I always say that Azerbaijanis are our brothers, and we have excellent relations; we are strategic partners implementing important projects. Together with SOCAR, the Georgian Government is implementing gasification work of unprecedented proportions throughout the country, and our cooperation is very productive,” Irakli Garibashvili said.
The guests attending the opening of the sports complex were also addressed by SOCAR CEO Rovnag Abdullayev, who conveyed greetings from President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the population of Kizilajlo. Rovnag Abdullayev also emphasized the conditions put in place by the Georgian Government for Azerbaijan have resulted in 1 billion and 200 million invested by Azerbaijan in Georgia. According to him, the friendship and oneness of mind between the Governments of Azerbaijan and Georgia are as exemplary as ever, and the two countries enjoy commendable cooperation in strategic and other factors. As the CEO of SOCAR pointed out, Georgia’s gasification stands at 90%, a result found only in a handful of countries around the globe, and this has been made possible thanks to active assistance from the Georgian Government.
The new sports complex in the village of Kizilajlo was built and handed over to the state free of charge by SOCAR Energy Georgia.
The complex incorporates an indoor multifunctional athletic space for a variety of sports, such as basketball, mini football, handball, volleyball, and wrestling. The sports complex will also feature seating areas for spectators, locker rooms, showers, and sanitary areas, a storage room for equipment, and an administrative section. The building covers 1,157 m2. A football stadium near the sports complex has also been fully renovated by SOCAR.
The event in the village of Kizilajlo was attended by SOCAR CEO Rovnag Abdullayev, General Director of SOCAR Energy Georgia Mahir Mammedov, Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Georgia Faig Guliyev, representatives of Georgia’s executive and legislative, and State Representative in Kvemo Kartli Shota Rekhviashvili.