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September 5, 2019

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politics

    TBILISI JOINED WORLD TOURISM CITIES FEDERATION

    Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze reported that Tbilisi was officially presented as new member of the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF). That took place in Helsinki (Finland), where the summit “Tourism – Road to City Innovation and Development” was held.


economics

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND AGRICULTURE MINISTER NOMINEE: NUMBER OF VISITORS OF PROTECTED TERRITORIES INCREASED THIS YEAR BY 8%

    Levan Davitashvili, nominated for the post of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Minister, said that despite problems in Georgia’s tourism sector, number of persons, who visited protected territories of the country since the beginning of the year, has increased year-on-year by 8%, while income of these territories – by 30%.

    Davitashvili declared this, while speaking today at the joint meeting of parliamentary committees, where his candidacy was considered (he has formally resigned after step-down of Mamuka Bakhtadze from the post of Prime Minister).


    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND AGRICULTURE MINISTER NOMINEE: GEORGIA IS EXPECTED TO GET $32M FOR FOREST SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

    Levan Davitashvili, nominated for the post of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Minister, said that Georgia is expected to get financing of $32 million in order that “we correctly make investments in development of the forest sector”. He declared this, while speaking today at the joint meeting of parliamentary committees, where his candidacy was considered (he has formally resigned after step-down of Mamuka Bakhtadze from the post of Prime Minister).


    ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MINISTER NOMINEE: WE WORK ON THE CONCEPT OF DEVELOPMENT OF VIRTUAL ZONES

    We work on the concept of development of virtual zones, economy and sustainable development minister nominee Natia Turnava declared, while speaking today during consideration of her candidacy at the joint meeting of parliamentary committees (she has formally resigned after step-down of Mamuka Bakhtadze from the post of Prime Minister).

    In particular, Turnava said that amendments are planned in law “On Information and Technological Zones”, which should encourage companies and persons, engaged in IT sphere.


    NEW STRATEGY OF ADB ENVISAGES $2B IN SOVEREIGN CREDITS FOR GEORGIA IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS

    New Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) envisaged provision of sovereign credits of $2 billion to Georgia within the 5 years (2019-2023), to which should be added funds, attracted as co-financing form development partners.

    As ADB explains, “This includes support for three flagship projects of the government: the development of the East-West and the North-South transport and economic corridors, and the Anaklia Deep Sea Port and Special Economic Zone”.


    ROAD REHABILITATION WORTH 16.54M LARI IS UNDERWAY IN KHONI MUNICIPALITY

    Georgian Roads Department reported that in Khoni municipality (Imereti region), rehabilitation of 10-km Dzedzileti-Gordi-Noghi road and construction of bridges is conducted. According to the Department, cost of the project makes up 16.54 million lari.


    NEW TRANSPORT HUB TO BE BUILT IN TBILISI

    Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze declared that tender will be announced for construction of new transport hub in the capital. That will be the hub of 1 km, which will connect Marshal Gelovani Avenue, right embankment of Mtkvari River and Gagarin Street, he explained.


    TBILISI MAYOR: PROJECT OF ZONAL-HOURLY PARKING IS IMPLEMENTED QUITE SUCCESSFULLY

    Pilot project of zonal-hourly parking, which we launched on Kote Abkhazi Street and the adjacent territory, “is implemented quite successfully”, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze declared. Now, we will expand its area and include Orbeliani Square also, he said.


business

    CONTRACT ON CONSTRUCTION OF KVESHETI-KOBI TUNNEL IS SIGNED WITH “CHINA RAILWAY TUNNEL GROUP CO”

    Tunnel of 9 km on Kvesheti-Kobi section of North-South highway, leading to Russian border, will be built by China Railway Tunnel Group Co. Contract with the Chinese company, selected on the basis of international tender, was signed today.


    “MTAVARI ARKHI” IS AUTHORIZED FOR GENERAL BROADCASTING

    Georgian National Communication Commission declared that authorization for general broadcasting instead of specialized entertaining broadcasting was issued to LLC Mtavari Arkhi (Main Channel) today.

    The Commission noted that Mtavari Arkhi requested modification of broadcasting authorization on August 26.


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