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April 13, 1998

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politics

    THE PRESIDENT EMPHASIZED THE GREAT IMPRESSION MADE BY THE VISIT OF ZURAB ZHVANIA TO US

    As mentioned Eduard Shevardnadze in his today’s radiointerview, this visit showed again, that in Georgia exists the big number of the young political doers, that satisfy the standards and the necessities of the 21st century. The President emphasized, that during the past years US aided Georgia in the size that exceeds the half billion dollars, that the reflected on the budget, pensions, wages, different programs, and this aid evenly is distributed in all regions.


    RYBKIN STATED TO SHEVARDNADZE ABOUT THE RUSSIA’S AGREEMENT FOR OTHER COUNTRIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PEACEKEEPING OPERATION IN ABKHAZIA

    According to the information of the President’s press secretary Vakhtang Abashidze, Shevardnadze stated to the Russian acting vice Prime Minister on the CIS affairs Ivan Rybkin about the necessity to activate the Russian role in regulating the Abkhazian conflict. According to the Georgian President, this question will be one of the centrals at the future CIS summit in Moscow.


    IN ABKHAZIA IS CONTINUED THE FORMING OF THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATIONS

    The President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Abkhazia Vladislav Ardzinba signed the decree on appointing the Heads of the local Administration. The decree also defines the expenditure decrease on maintenance of the local power organs, for which during the month term will be conducted the cutback in the staff by 10-20%.


    THE ABKHAZIAN SIDE ACCUSES THE GEORGIAN DIVERSANTS IN MURDER OF THE FOUR MILITIAMEN

    The Abkhazian side spread the statement, in which accused the Georgian side in conducting the terrorist acts at the Abkhazian territory. The reason to this statement became the collision of April 10 in Gali region.


    THE PRESIDENT’S OPINION ABOUT THE COOPERATION WITH THE WESTERN PARTNERS

    In his today’s radiointerview Eduard Shevardnadze emphasized the meeting with the director of the WB Department Judy O’Connor, during which were discussed the bank projects realized in Georgia. The special attention was paid to the bank project on rehabilitation of the 10th energy block.


    THE PRESIDENT CONFIRMED THE FACT OF THE DAVID ZUBITASHVILI’S RESIGNMENT FROM THE POST OF THE MINISTER OF FUEL AND ENERGY

    As stated the President in his today’s radio interview, this week is planned his meeting with the Parliament majority, where again will be discussed the problems of the energy branch. According to Shevardnadze, at the meeting he will present the candidate on the post of the Minister of Fuel and Energy, because David Zubitashvili made a declaration of his resignment, which was satisfied.


economics

    THE PRESIDENT SUPPORTS THE CHANGES THAT ARE EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE TAX CODE

    In his today’s radiointerview the President emphasized the necessity of increasing the prices on gasoline, because during the past years in the country were kept very law prices on this and other kinds of fuel. Such measure, according to Shevardnadze, will assist the budget refill, which will allow solving the first place for the country problem of the reconstruction and building of the roads and bridges.


    THE COUNTRY’S INDUSTRY GAINS THE STRENGTH

    The industrial situation was again one of the themes, which was touched by the President in his today’s radiointerview. He mentioned that, despite the gap in the beginning of the year, by the end of the first quarter would reach the level of the last year.


    THE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE CARGO CONVERSION IN THE POTI AND BATUMI PORTS

    According to the condition for the 1st quarter of 1998 in Batumi Port were converted 142,600t of the dry cargo and 585,900t of the oil and oil products, in the Poti Port – 429,500t of the dry cargo and 186,700t of the oil products. The analogous situation was fixed also during the years 1994-97.


    IN APRIL BY THE TAX INSPECTION WERE GATHERED 7M LARI

    This showing by 800,000 Lari exceeds the analogous showings in March. Totally from the beginning of the year were mobilized 67.5 million Lari, which by 12.5 million exceeds the last year showings.


society

    FIRE IN TBILISI’S METRO

    Late at night on April 12 in one of the commercial establishments in the passage of one peripheral station of the Tbilisi’s Metro started the fire. Because of the strong smoke blanket came to harm five members of the metropolitan’s staff (light intoxication), which were aided by the medical brigade of the fire-squad.


    AT THE TBILISI'S RAILWAY STATION THE THIEVES USE THE SMOKE-POTS

    Yesterday evening in the train Tbilisi-Zugdidi the undefined persons lighted the smoke-pot. As a result started the strong smoke blanket, because of which among the passengers started the panic.


    IN BATUMI WAS BURNT THE SUMMER THEATER

    According from the information from Batumi, the auditorium, stage and the ceiling were completely burnt. Partially were burnt the administrative quarters.


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