On May 28, 1918, a declaration of independence, officially proclaiming the creation of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) - the first democratic republic in the East - was read out in the building where the National Youth Palace is currently located.
According to Kaladze, the restoration of the building of the Youth Palace, as well as of the building of the Georgia Military College Corps of Cadets will be completed in 2021, and the project will cost in total 25 million lari ($8.7 million).
“Within the works, internal halls of the Palace will also be restored. A tender will be announced shortly. The historical appearance of the Youth Palace will be preserved, the yard will be renewed, the territory will be landscaped. Seventy million lari ($5.9 million) will be allocated for restoration work,” said the mayor.
According to him, engineering networks will be modernized in the Youth Palace, walls and foundations will be strengthened, doors and windows updated.
At the entrance to the hall, where ADR was declared, a memorial plaque with information in Azerbaijani, Georgian and English will be installed.
“This year is special in terms of infrastructure projects. We have planned many interesting initiatives,” Kaladze said.
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