Real Invest JSC has raised a claim to Monitor Studio over the investigative documentary aired on Maestro TV on May 12 at 20:00 hrs.
The documentary covered the oldTbilisirehabilitation program. The investigation discussed the selection of the program participant companies without any auction or tender. For reconstruction Real Invest has been handed over a lot inAghmashenebeli Ave.According to the Monitor Studio investigation Real Invest in owned by Oblington Invest Corp registered in the offshore zone whose representative is Giorgi Goniashvili, a close relative of Tbilisi City Mayor Gigi Ugulava.
According to the company statement published in the Prime Time on May 14 Real Invest is owned by businessman Ilia Kokaia and Giorgi Kapanadze. Giorgi Goniashvili is the company employee and does not own any share in the aforementioned company.
Reporting to Media.ge Nana Biganishvili, the author of the movie says in its statement Real Invest indicates to whatever the movie tells about.
“The film clearly points out Goniashvili is the representative of the offshore company and not an owner. The documentary just focuses that the City Hall-owned property turned out to be in the hands of the company whose director is Gigi Ugulava’s relative appointed to the position four months earlier. But Real Invest has got no claims in regard to this part of the documentary,” said Nana Biganishvili.
In its statement the company points out that the facilities mentioned in the program were procured by Real Invest in 2005-2008 from private owners, the remaining minor part of the lot was purchased in 2011 from Tbilisi Development Foundation at market price.
According to the statement Real Invest procured a lot of 532 sq. m. located at#103 Aghmashenebeli Aveat USD 832,000. 200 sq.m. located at#150 Aghmashenebeli Ave.at USD 200,000.
“The documentary featured some inaccuracy in regard to the lot located in#103 Aghmashenebeli Ave.I said the whole lot and not the part that has been handed over to the company. But it does not change the essence of the problem,” Nana Biganishvili pointed out.