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May 11, 2000

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politics

    COMMANDER OF US COASTGUARD IS ARRIVING IN TBILISI

    Admiral James Loy, who will arrive on a 2-day visit on May 12, is going to participate in the discussion over the legislative base of the coastguard service of Georgia. He will meet the Chairman of the Frontier Department of the country Lieutenant-General Valeri Chkheidze.


    PARLIAMENT APPROVED ALTERATIONS IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE GOVERNMENT

    The number of Ministries has been reduced from 21 to 18. By the fusion of Ministries of Transport and Communications the Ministry of Transport and Communications is being created, by the merger of the Economics Ministry with Ministry of Industry – Ministry of Economics and Industry.


    PARLIAMENT APPROVED GIORGI ARSENISHVILI’S CANDIDATURE ON THE POST OF THE STATE MINISTER

    At the extraordinary session today, the deputies have discussed the candidature of president’s representative in Kakheti region. 58-year old Giorgi Arsenishvili has been confirmed on the post of the state minister by the absolute majority of votes (only 6 was “contra”).


    VAZHA LORTKIPANIDZE IS NOT CONSIDERED AS THE CANDIDATURE OF GEORGIA’S REPRESENTATIVE IN UN

    This information became available from the sources close to the President, noting that Eduard Shevardnadze was not going to employ the former state minister in the foreign policy. The President himself, who said Vazha Lortkipanidze would not be nominated as the candidature on the post of the state minister in a new government, stressed that he would remain in the active policy.


    ABKHAZIA FAILED IN ITS ATTEMPT TO PRINT PASSPORTS IN RUSSIA

    According to Justice Minister of the separatists government Batal Tabagua, the order on printing passport blanks has been placed at the Perm Goznak Manufacture of the Russian Federation. However, after the direct interference of the Foreign Ministry of Russia it has been cancelled.


economics

    BUDGET REVENUES FROM COVERING THE CREDITS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT MADE UP 5.1M LARI OR 32.3% OF FORECAST

    The Budgetary office of the Parliament reported this, on the ground of the information of the Investment Policy and State Property Financial Management Department of the Finance Ministry. According to its data, the budget revenues from covering credits, discharged by foreign financing sources amounted to 4.9 million Lari.


    TURKISH STATE COMPANY IS A GUARANTOR FOR PARAVANIHES ELECTRICITY PURCHASE

    According to the press-service of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Georgia, this agreement was concluded in the course of negotiations held between the Georgian Minister of Fuel and Energy David Mirtskhulava and Turkish Minister of Natural Resources and Energetics Gurkhum Erzumer in Ankara. The Turkish State Company TEAS acts as a guarantor.


business

    HOWARD ENERGY OFFERS INVESTMENTS OF $20M

    As the representative of the American company Givi Talakvadze informed Sarke, on November 2, 1999, the company offered the Georgian International Gas Corporation (GIC) the project, envisaging the rehabilitation of theMozdok-Saguramo section of the Transcaucasian magistral gas main. Howard Energy intended to invest $20 million.


society

    AMERICAN EXPERTS WILL INSPECT BACTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES IN AJARA

    According to the Public Health Ministry of the Autonomous Republic, American experts in the field of especially dangerous infectious diseases will conduct inspection of these laboratories for studying their technical equipment. After the meeting a round table will be held, dedicated to prophylaxes of AIDS as well as creation of AIDS and Immunology Center in Ajara.


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