GEORGIAN DEPUTY ECONOMY MINISTER: DIVERSIFICATION OF TRANSPORT ROUTES IS CRUCIAL FOR INCREASE OF SUPPLY CHAINS’ SUSTAINABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY
Diversification of transport routes is crucial for increase of sustainability and flexibility of the supply chains, declared Gennady Arveladze, Georgia’s Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development. In this context, the importance of the Middle Corridor, as a viable alternative for connecting Europe and Asia, is increasing even further, he pointed out.
DEADLINE FOR FULFILLMENT OF REQUIREMENTS ON REGISTRATION DATA UNDER THE LAW “ON ENTREPRENEURS” IS POSTPONED
On November 30, Georgian Parliament considered and adopted in accelerated mode amendment to the Law “On Entrepreneurs” (82 votes pro).
According to the amendment, enterprises registered before January 1, 2022, are given the opportunity until April 1, 2025 to ensure compliance of their registration data with requirements of this law.
FEE FOR CRUSHED STONE EXTRACTION INCREASES 3 TIMES
On November 30, Georgian Parliament considered and adopted in accelerated mode a legislative amendment, which envisages change of the fee for extraction of specific earth resources.
The corresponding amendment to the law “On Fees for Use of Natural Resources” was supported by 81 MPs.
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024, NUMBER OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS DECREASED BY 6
By the beginning of academic year 2023/2024, there were 2,296 general education institutions (elementary schools) in Georgia, Sakstat reported. Since the previous academic year, the number of schools has decreased by 6.
NBG TO START ISSUING GOLD CERTIFICATES AND SELLING GOLD BARS
On December 4, National Bank of Georgia (NBG) will start issuing gold certificates and selling gold bars. The decision was made by the NBG Council with aim to diversify the investment market and assets.
WITH ASSISTANCE OF WB, PLASTIC-CONTAMINATED SITES IN RIONI RIVER BASIN WILL BE IDENTIFIED
Today, Georgian Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture hosted the presentation of the World Bank (WB) project “Diagnostics of plastic contamination and technical assistance.”
The new project aims to identify sites of contamination with plastic waste in the basin of Rioni River and its tributaries and estimate the amount of pollution, the Ministry specified. Besides, legislative framework and policy documents will be analyzed.