Maka Malakmadze, Adjara
Adjara Supreme Council purchased a new car. The local budget allocated 41 500 lari for the new SEDAN. Ltd Caucasus Motors won the announced tender and they will assign the car to the Supreme Council before May 5.
Deputy Chairman of the Adjara Supreme Council will use the new SEDAN. Members of the Supreme Council say the MITSUBISHI car, which served Batsikadze until now, has already crocked.
“That car was purchased in 2010 and was already crocked. Its repair cost very expensive. So we decided to purchase a new one,” said head of financial unit at the Supreme Council Ilia Turmanidze.
Turmanidze clarified current price of the old MITSUBISHI and enclosed guarantee price for seven services will be deducted from the allocated 41 500 lari. However, documents uploaded on the website of State Procurement Agency do not show how much was paid for the car.
It is noteworthy that throughout 2013, Adjara Supreme Council announced two tenders on the purchase and service of cars and paid 48 214 lari for that. It was much more than the money spent for the same purpose in 2012 (8 160 lari) and in 2011 (4 900 lari) by the Supreme Council.
Adjara Supreme Council currently owns 17 cars. Some of them were purchased by the new council: in December of 2012 – PICUP for 32 000 lari; in August 2013 – jeep for 34 000 lari.
It is noteworthy that Adjara Supreme Council intended to purchase 2014 model jeep for 83 300 lari but after society expressed discontent about it and vice PM Kakhi Kaladze made statement about it, the tender was dropped.
Vice PM Kakhi Kaladze said chairman of the Adjara Supreme Council Avtandil Beridze should have refrained from purchasing expensive cars with the state funds, when there is no particular necessity of it.