Former Prime Minister of Georgia Tengiz Sigua regarded as "irresponsible populism" the idea of Odessa leader Mikhail Saakashvili about the fact that the local port may be the key to the transit of goods from Asia to the European Union bypassing Russia, reports journalist OPINION in Tbilisi.
in interview to the newspaper VIEW, the SIG said that "in practice solved" the question of how Europeans will get heavy loads in the near future from Asia, and Saakashvili " just trying to contribute to anti-Russian rhetoric."
according to his statement, was considered 3 possible directions of deliveries of oil and other goods." 1st Is Through the Russian Federation, the second - the so-called Islamic, Through Iran and Turkey, but both of these options do not like Europe. For this reason, has been given an advantage to sending Through the countries of Central and Middle Asia, the Caspian sea, Georgia and further from the Georgian ports of Poti and Batumi in the Black sea ports of Romania, Bulgaria or Greece, " said Tengiz Sigua." No Odessa to date, no plans, " said the Former head of the Georgian government." It's all designed for 2018-2020, in the same period required to complete the construction of another major port in Georgia, Anaklia, which will begin in 2016, " said Tengiz Sigua." The fact that Batumi and Poti accept vessels with a displacement of less than 35-40 thousand Tons, in Anaklia It has the ability to be 80 to 120 thousand, " he said. According to Tengiz Sigua, too, Has a plan to build in Anaklia liquefied gas storage for More than five hundred thousand Tons." Autumn in Georgia will be held a large-scale forum " Great silk Road ", which will clarify all the plans, said the former Prime Minister.- No seriously, However, in Georgia, will not listen to the words of Saakashvili. Especially since I'm sure anything positive in the battle against illegal activities of officials in Odessa it will not work ". Yesterday, Saakashvili said that the Odessa region need a ferry crossing for the delivery of goods from the East into the European Union bypassing Russia." Through the Russian Federation the goods are 30 days. Through Azerbaijan Via Poti to Odessa all logistics takes nine days. To redirect business here, it is necessary, first, to reduce the rates of displacement. They high. Secondly, we need a ferry crossing, logistic centers. There are investors who will build the ferries themselves will be to transport goods ", - said Saakashvili. Remember, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised in conjunction with the new Odessa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili to "restore order" in the field. At the end of may, Poroshenko has granted former President of Georgia Ukrainian citizenship and legally said of his appointment Odessa Governor. In the Parliament of Georgia has called the appointment of Saakashvili Governor of Odessa region by a mistake of the Ukrainian authorities. At home, Saakashvili declared wanted. The accusations against him in several criminal cases, as well as among them of embezzlement 5 million dollars of public funds for personal needs.