Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visited the Georgian Steel, Slag and Scrap Metal Processing Factory on September 13, where he spoke to the workers, asking them about their working conditions and salaries. The President also dined in the canteen.
The Georgian Steel, Slag and Scrap Metal Processing Factory is an up to date facility which has installed modern equipment. It employs about 145 people at present, with another 105 to be employed in the next 2 to 3 months. “We are developing a number of similar factories as a response to the Russian aggression, and the Georgian economy will develop further,” the President stated, thanking Joseph Kay, who has invested 6 million Euros in the factory. President Saakashvili has also visited the family of Beroshvili in Rustavi. 18 refugees from Shida Kartli live in that town, to whom the President gave TV sets as presents. Mikheil Saakashvili had previously visited Tetri Tskharo.