IN Q2, GEORGIA’S DOMESTIC DEBT INCREASED BY 8% Y-O-Y
Georgian Finance Ministry reported that as of June 30, Georgia’s domestic debt totaled to 6.25 billion lari (excluding the so-called “historical debt”). The volume has increased by 0.2% quarter-on-quarter and by 8% year-on-year.
IN 6 MONTHS, ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION IN GEORGIA INCREASED BY 9.8% Y-O-Y
Referring to data of electricity market operator (ESCO), Galt&Taggart reported that in 6 months of this year, electricity consumption in Georgia reached 7.3 TWh, increasing by 9.8% year-on-year. The company noted that the growth was caused mainly by consumption of legal entities.
IN 6 MONTHS, VOLUME OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLIED BY GEORGIAN HPPS INCREASED BY 21.1% Y-O-Y
Referring to data of electricity market operator (ESCO), Galt&Taggart reported that in 6 months of this year, volume of electricity supplied by Georgian hydroelectric power stations (HPPs) amounted to 5.5 TWh, making up 67.2% of total supplied volume.
The company indicated that hydropower generation in the country increased by 21.1% year-on-year, due to favorable hydrological conditions and low showings of largest EngurHES station in 2021 (caused in its turn by repair works).
“GALT&TAGGART”: IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR, GEORGIA’S ELECTRICITY TRADE BALANCE WAS POSITIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME OVER LAST 10 YEARS
In January-June, for the first time in the last 10 years, the country’s balance of electricity trade was positive, Galt&Taggart said in its report.
The company indicated that Georgia earned $55.8 million from electricity export, while spent $34.7 million for electricity import, resulting in net export of $21.1 million.
IN 6 MONTHS, RUSSIA ACCOUNTED FOR 77% OF GEORGIA’S TOTAL ELECTRICITY IMPORT, MOST PART OF WHICH WAS CONSUMED IN ABKHAZIA
Referring to data of electricity market operator (ESCO), Galt&Taggart reported that in 6 months of this year, Russia accounted for 77% of Georgia’s total electricity import volume, Armenia – for 12%, while Azerbaijan – for 11%.
At that, Abkhazia consumed 55% of total electricity imported to Georgia, the company noted.
TBILISI CITY HALL: PARK INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE DEVELOPED IN CHUGURETI DISTRICT
Tbilisi City Hall reported about construction of a park infrastructure, being underway on 5,000 square m in the settlement of Ivertubani of Chugureti district. Construction works cost 1.2 million lari, the City Hall said.
“TAV GEORGIA” TO FINISH WORK ON TBILISI AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PLAN BY END OF THE YEAR
TAV Georgia (operator of Tbilisi and Batumi airports) will complete work on plan of Tbilisi airport’s development by the end of this year, declared Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.
The Ministry noted that in developing the plan, TAV Georgia cooperates with ADP Ingenierie, French airport engineering and consulting company (member of ADP Group, which includes also owner of TAV Georgia, Turkish TAV Airports).
GEORGIAN GOVERNMENT: TURKISH “DEMIROREN” TO MAKE A MAJOR INVESTMENT IN CONSTRUCTION OF A HOTEL IN TSKALTUBO
The Georgian government declared that the Turkish Demiroren Holding will make a large investment (the amount is not specified) in construction of a new 5-star Old Iveria hotel in Tskaltubo (a balneological resort in Imereti region).
On August 11, Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with the head of the holding Yildirim Demiroren in Tbilisi.