IAZ has the ambition to implement a "best in class" Greenhouse Cluster Development through establishing, operating, and maintaining the 220 ha facility occupied by the IAZ, ancillary business, a Training Centre, and up to 93 farmers and greenhouse investors.
As an integral part of the overall Project, IAZ intends to function as a one-window – service provider for the tenants of the IAZ through the participation of ancillary businesses, including Utilities, logistics providers, agri-business suppliers, banks, or retailers.
Proposed Commercial Structure
The ancillary business providers operating within the IAZ are expected to be separate, autonomous commercial entities. A dedicated space has been earmarked close to the central access to the IAZ and other service facilities. The operators may purchase or lease dedicated plots from IAZ.
The Project will be delivered under appropriate tenure and access arrangements applicable to both the development and operating phases. In addition, a dedicated plot is earmarked for the operations of the ancillary services.
IAZ will complete the external infrastructure and prepare the plots offered under this EOI on an ongoing basis, plot-by-plot as assigned in 2 phases in the preliminary business plan, starting from Spring 2022 to 2024.
The ancillary service providers, who will be contracted as successful respondents following the conclusion of the RFP stage, will be expected to complete the provision of their respective services in parallel with the plot development as phased by the IAZ.
Commercial Development Opportunity
Beyond the privileged access to 93 farming and greenhouse businesses operating at the fully developed stage within the IAZ, the ancillary service providers have the opportunity to extend the provision of their services to the farming diaspora in the Imereti region.