GYLA: AMENDMENTS TO LAW “ON OWNERSHIP OF LAND OF AGRICULTURAL PURPOSE” BEAR RISKS OF CORRUPTION
Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) declared that draft amendments to law “On Ownership of Land of Agricultural Purpose” bear risks of corruptive deals. The amendments are considered by the Parliament in accelerated mode.
GYLA INDICATES PROBLEMATIC ISSUES OF BILL “ON REMUNERATION IN PUBLIC OFFICES”
Georgia Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) welcomes development of the bill “On Remuneration in Public Offices”, pointing however at problematic issues, which “demand change and improvement before submission of the bill to the Parliament by the government”.
This bill was presented by the Finance Ministry and Public Service Bureau in July.
TURNOVER OF BUSINESS SECTOR INCREASED IN Q2 BY 16.9% Y-O-Y, OUTPUT – BY 18.9%
Sakstat reported that turnover of business sector amounted in the 2nd quarter to 16.6 billion lari, increasing by 16.9% year-on-year.
Largest share in business sector’s turnover for the reporting quarter had trade (including repair of cars, household appliances and items of personal use) – 45.7%.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYED IN Q2 INCREASED BY 5% Y-O-Y
Sakstat declared that number of employed in the 2nd quarter made up 631,300. If compared with the same period of 2016, the number has increased by 5%.
“SAKSTAT”: NUMBER OF HOTELS’ GUESTS INCREASED IN 2016 BY 37%
Sakstat declared that hotels and hotel-type establishments of the country were visited during 2016 by 2.54 million people (based on declared data). If compared with 2015, the number has increased by 37%.
THE GOVERNMENT: CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SECTIONS OF HIGHWAY BETWEEN ZEMO OSIAURI AND CHUMATELETI BEGINS SIMULTANEOUSLY
Construction of two sections of East-West highway (E60) between Zemo Osiauri and Chumateleti, having total length of 15 km, begins simultaneously, administration of the government declared. Cost of construction works totals to 500 million lari.
ENERGY MINISTER: ALL OUR ACTIONS HAVE TO BE DIRECTED TOWARDS ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Energy Minister Ilya Eloshvili declared that “following recent developments on oil exchanges and taking into account the accompanying unreliable processes, all our actions have to be directed towards energy efficiency that is expressed in gradual transition to renewable energy sources”. “Georgia adheres closely to this course”, he assured, pointing that “maximum development of renewable energy sources is one of our key priorities”.
ISSUES OF ANIMALS’ IDENTIFICATION DISCUSSED IN AJARA
In Ajara, final stage of informational campaign on National Animal Identification and Tracing System (NAITS) was held, representation of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported.
Meeting in Ajara were organized by FAO with participation of National Food Agency of Georgia and financial support of development agencies of Switzerland (SDC) and Austria (ADC).