Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has opened a newly-constructed thermal power plant in Gardabani, Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia today.
Gakharia delivered a speech during the ceremony and praised the opening of the 230-megawatt plant.
''We all know very well that the creation of jobs is our main task as well as the economic growth. For all this, energy efficiency and energy sources are of crucial importance. The Gardabani thermal power plan will ensure the sustainability of Georgia's power system and security,'' he said, adding that Georgia created 1,200.000-megawatt capacity facilities since 2012.
''We must continue working this way, as our economy grows, and we need new sources of generation,'' Gakahria said.
According to Gakharia, Georgia should become a stable power transit country.
''We all should remember well that the reforms conducted by the Economic Ministry are of utmost significance,'' he added.
The new thermal power plan has an innovative function that implies starting operation from scratch.
It means that the power station will resume electric power in case of an emergency in the Georgian power system.