Public Service Hall opened in Akhaltsikhe
From today, residents of Akhaltsikhe can also benefit from simplified state services combined in one space. On August 9, 2012, president of Georgia Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili opened the Public Service Hall in Akhaltsikhe. Speaker of Saeima of Latvia Mrs. Solvita Aboltina being on a personal visit to Georgia cut a red ribbon together with her daughter.
The President of Georgia congratulated the residents of Akhaltsikhe with opening the Public Service Hall in their city. Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili spoke about the Georgian reforms, and named a brand of the Ministry of Justice - Public Service Halls as one of the most successful projects.
Consumers of the Akhaltsikhe Public Service Hall will receive about 250 services. District Prosecutor's Office will be also located here. The Akhaltsikhe Public Service Hall was designed by architect of the company "Architectural Group & Partners" Irakli Sharashidze.
The Public Service Hall is a public service institution with completely new concept of service delivery by the Ministry of Justice, where services delivered by the Civil Registry Agency, National Agency of Public Registry, National Archive, National Bureau of Enforcement, and Notary Chamber, are combined not mechanically but ideologically and systematically. A calm, pleasant and comfortable environment, and well-qualified, competent and friendly staff ensure providing quick and quality services to the customers.
The first Public Service Hall in Georgia was opened in Batumi on May 26, 2011, and it has become a symbol of reforms and building of a modern Georgia. It is possible to receive the simplified services of the Public Service Halls in Batumi, Rustavi, Mestia, Gurjaani, Kutaisi and Ozurgeti. From today, Akhaltsikhe has been added that list. There will be more public service halls opened at the end of 2012 in Telavi, Gori, Marneuli and Tbilisi.
The Public Service Hall received one of the most prestigious international recognition in the world - it won the United Nations Award in the nomination for improving the delivery of public services. Recently, the Public Service Hall, as the most comfortable and innovative project, was a main subject of the discussion at the House of Lords in England; it was named as an accomplished miracle in service delivery. Last month, Secretary of State of the USA Hillary Clinton visited the Batumi Public Service Hall and estimated it as a revolutionary project.