“We hail the high construction pace, though it shall not be achieved at the account of the casualties and other problems, including at the account of urban distortion”, - the Speaker stated at the meeting with the Mayor, Kakha Kaladze.
The parties discussed the changes to the Product Safety and Free Circulation Code related to labor safety. The changes are to be introduced to the law on Labor Safety. The Speaker stated that the consideration of the Bill will be accelerated.
“Today, we held the consultations regarding the construction works and labor safety. I would like to thank the Mayor for his initiative on the basis of which, we will accelerate consideration of this Bill concerning this issue. It is the most acute issue for us as the construction works often entail casualties. The Bill initiated aims at regulation of this issue, namely stricter sanctions, which is one direction, besides, the Bill concerns improvement of administration and defines the sanctions related to constructions without the permit or the draft. These are the issues reflected in the Bill ensuring essential solution of the problem”, - he stated.
The Parliament will adopt the Bill with the II reading in the current week. “The changes will be introduced to already initiated Bill now under consideration with the II reading. With the I reading we discussed the stricter sanctions and improved administration in the sphere. Hence, we have the opportunity to add the respective issues for the II reading, correspondingly, we will adopt the Bill with the II reading this week”.
He also commented about the Bill on Construction Code noting that consideration will start in the nearest future. “It is the wider-scale Bill concerning spatial arrangement, constructions and it shall be soon considered in the Parliament. We postponed consideration for sundry weeks, though the term will not be further extended. We will soon start the consideration of the Bill”.
The Mayor thanked the Parliament for support and stated that in case of detection of the first offense, the penalty will constitute 30 000 GEL. “The changes we introduce are important for safety on the construction. There are lots of constructions in the Capital and for the City Hall and every person therein human safety is paramount. The changes envisage sanctions in the amount of 30 000 GEL for the first offense. In the certain cases, where the construction was held without the permit and where despite suspension the investor keeps constructions on, the penalty will constitute 50 000 GEL. Also, on the illegal constructions, if the territory and land belongs to the state or municipality, the penalty will constitute 25 000 GEL and on the private property – 20 000 GEL. It will facilitate to solution of the problems on the construction, for instance workers without the helmets and without any protective cables when working on the facades, the interest of the constructor shall envisage safety of the workers. I believe that the penalties will allow us solving the problems. There is the mental problem as well, outlined in terms of safety upon construction and it shall as well be solved. With uniform approach, we will achieve this goal. We held the consultations with the Prime Minister, economic team and they strongly support the initiative”, - he noted.