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Baku and Tbilisi discussed issue of investment in the reconstruction of Georgia's highways

Baku and Tbilisi discussed issues of investments in the reconstruction of Georgia's highways in the territory of Georgia, said the head of the Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze.

 

"Along with the launch this year of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, we discussed the issues of roads (reconstructions - IF-Az), infrastructure and investment in them. It is a very important project for us, "- said M.Dzhanelidze in Baku on Monday at a briefing with his Azerbaijan counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov.

 

According to him, Georgia intends closely cooperate with Azerbaijan in the framework of regional and international projects to improve its economic and transport capabilities.

 

He added that Baku and Tbilisi are paying special attention to cooperation in the sphere of energy and transport. "We discussed the implementation of the pipeline "Southern Gas Corridor". We continue works in this direction and we intend to increase the capacity of transit" - said M.Dzhanelidze.

 

Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Nodar Javakhishvili, in September, 2016 announced its intention to build and upgrade high-speed motorway at east-west directions from the borders of Azerbaijan to the Georgian Black Sea ports, as well as on the north-south direction, i.e., over the arteries, that binders Russia, India, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan. This is because the more relevant became the movement of goods from China to the West, and vice versa.

 

The works will be implemented in the frameworks of the spatial arrangement in the years 2016-2020.

 

Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stressed the importance of the creation of new transportation routes to Georgia was able to "realize their full potential and became a transport and logistics hubs, connecting Europe and Asia".

 

According to prime-minister, in this context, a great role is played by road infrastructure across the country according to modern European standards.

 

For this purpose, the period up to 2020 inclusive, in Georgia it is planned a construction and reconstruction of about 1 thousand Km of highways, the presumable value of $ 3.5 billion. Including envisages the construction of 550 km of highways, 300 bridges and 50 road tunnels.

 

The Prime Minister said that the spatial arrangement of the project also envisages the construction and modernization of railway stations,  sea ports and airports. Along with the improvement of road infrastructure, the project includes the development of integrated transport, construction, energy, manufacturing, tourism, mountainous regions, resorts of Georgia and other fields on the basis of rational and balanced planning.

 

"Dnepravia" suspends flights from Kharkiv to Tbilisi and Batumi

Airline "Dniproavia" from September, 1 decided to suspend flights from Kharkiv to Tbilisi, Batumi, Baku and Yerevan. It was reported by the Commercial Director of "Dniproavia" Sergey Posylaev.

The company explains the decision for economic reasons, caused by the need for over flight of Russian territory.

"After Russia banned Ukrainian airlines to fly over its territory, our routes are significantly lengthened. For example, flight Kharkov - Baku became almost twice long: it was lasted for 2.30 hours, and now – four. In proportion was increased cost of fuel, the crew and the other ", - explained Posylaev.

Passengers of canceled flights were proposed refund or rebook flights with transfer in Kiev, Istanbul and others.

Flights from Dnepropetrovsk to the Caucasus for the carrier lengthened not very critical: for 20-40 minutes, so the company keeps them in the schedule, and even keeps a promotional ticket prices. The company also continues to fly from Kharkov to Kiev, and on the winter schedule is planned flight to Ivano-Frankivsk.

In UIA (Ukraine International Airlines), which was forced to re-route their flights to Baku, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Almaty and Astana with the view of flyby the territory of Russia, was reported that for routes whose length increased significantly, increased the cost of tickets.

 

Planned to organize Georgian-Azerbaijan AGROFORUM

Azerbaijan intends to learn the experience of Georgia in the field of agriculture. This was stated by representatives of Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan delegation at a meeting with the head of the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture Otar Daneliya, as it was reported.

The Georgian side briefed the guests on projects that have been implemented in the country in recent years to develop the agricultural sector.

The parties also discussed the projects that are being implemented in Azerbaijan irrigation system, introduction of new technologies, and the purchase of European equipment for the agricultural sector. The Georgian side has taken a special interest in the experience of Azerbaijan in the field of agricultural leasing.

"For us it is very important to listen to our neighbors, who have ten years of experience in the field of agricultural leasing, and their opinion is very interesting for me. I think that we will be able to organize Agroforum with participation of Azerbaijani and Georgian businessmen. Such form of communication will give us the opportunity to learn from each other" - said the Georgian minister.

At the meeting Daneliya spoke about the new challenges that are associated with the signing of Georgia association agreement with the EU. He stressed, that in this regard Georgia introduced new approaches and standards.

 

Batumi hosted international forum "The Congress of the European Economic Senate".

At the initiative of the European Economic Senate, in Batumi hotel "Sheraton" was held an international forum "The Congress of the European Economic Senate."

European Economic Senate (EES) is the coordinating center, the organization of European business, whose members include the heads of large companies and the policies of the European Union. The President of the EES is the Vice President of European Parliament Ingo Friedrich.

Congress in Batumi was attended by the Executive Director of the EES, the senators, the chairman of the Union of large taxpayers of Europe, members of the European Parliament and European investors. From the Georgian side the event was attended by businessmen and government officials who addressed the participants of the congress with a speech.

During the event, representatives of the Georgian and European business held bilateral meetings.

At the congress was emphasized the intensification and simplification of the Georgian-European trade relations, attracting European investment to Georgia, the introduction in Georgia European business standards and ways to promote the interests of the Georgian business in Europe. During the event, were presentations of several projects that are of interest of European investors.

Organizer of the congress is "The Business Club of Georgia", which was founded in 2014 and already includes several large business companies. Co-organizers of the event are the Chamber of Commerce of Georgia and the National Investment Agency.

Georgian companies took part the international exhibition of wine in China

With the assistance of the National Agency of Georgia wine, 16 wine companies took part in the international exhibition of 2014 BEIJING (YANQING) INTERNATIONAL WINE EXPOSITION, held in China.

As it was reported, at the international exhibition of wine in Beijing traditionally gather leading winemakers, wine importers and distributors, from China and from all over the world.

Head of the National Agency of wine Levan Davitashvili noted that the submission of Georgian wine in Beijing was a unique opportunity to promote Georgian wine.

"Georgian wine presented itself on equal terms along with such countries known in wine making as France, Spain, Italy and others, which is another important step towards the popularization of Georgian wine in South-East Asia and the growth of export potential", - he said .

During the visit, Davitashvili met with government, non-governmental and business circles of China, in order to promote export growth in this direction.

"Based on preliminary data and analysis China revealed for Georgia as one of the priority markets to popularize Georgian wines by Agency is planned and implemented a lot of activities", - said the head of the National Agency of wine.

According to data of July 2014 from Georgia to China is exported 728,238 (0.75 liter) bottles of Georgian wine, which is 14% more compared to the same period of last year.

 

Georgian FlyVista will launch flights between Tbilisi and Kiev from August, 28

Georgian Airways FlyVista from August, 28 will launch flights on the route Tbilisi - Kiev (airport "Kiev") - Tbilisi. Schedule provides fly from Tbilisi to Kiev at 13:00, from Kiev to Tbilisi at 15:25. Flight time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

According to a press release from the airline, flights will be operated from Tbilisi to Kiev three times a week - on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays – by Aircraft Boeing 737-300 with cabin only economy class, which will be offered food and drinks to be paid on board .

Ticket price in one direction – is up to $ 99, including all airport taxes and fees. Tickets can be purchased at the office of the General Agency Sales FlyVista in Kiev - Ukrainian Handling Company, in accredited travel agencies, as well as on the web page of the company.

Free baggage allowance on the flights - 20 kg and 7 kg hand baggage.

FlyVista is airline operating scheduled passenger flights to neighboring countries in Tbilisi. Currently FlyVista is already flying from Tbilisi to Teheran and plans to open flights to Moscow, Almaty, Prague, Minsk, Istanbul and Baku.

S7 and "Ural Airlines" have applied to operate regular flights to Tbilisi

S7 Airlines and "Ural Airlines" asked the Russian aviation authorities permission to perform regular flights to Georgia, follows from the information on the website of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviaciya).

There is no regular air traffic between Russia and Georgia now; countries are bounded by charter flights that operate "Ural Airlines" and S7.

As was previously reported, the application for regular flights to Tbilisi also was inquired by UTair and "Aeroflot". In Rosaviation was explained that last week for these companies was issued the permission, but to start flights they will be able only after receiving the response notes from the Georgian Foreign Ministry on the resumption of regular flights between the countries.

Earlier it was reported that regular communication between Georgia and Russia may be resumed. In April 2014 spokesman of TAV Georgia (runs Tbilisi international airport) Katie Okruashvili reported that negotiations between the parties about the resumption of flights had successful results.

Kazakh company will carry out $ 16 million projects in Zugdidi

In western Georgia is planned four projects on Kazakh investments. Concrete plant, cannery, medical rehabilitation center and a 4-star hotel - these projects will realize "SI Georgia'' company established by Kazakh investor.

At the request of the CEO, the company, which was based around three months ago, will take place in Zugdidi up to $ 16 million investments. According to Dmitry Kurtanidze, the first project of company - the construction of a concrete plant will begin in about a month and a half, and will be spend $ 2 million.

In Cannery will be invested 3.5-4 million dollars investment and project will start from next year. At the end of 2015 will begin construction of a medical rehabilitation center, which provides up to $ 5 million investment. As for the hotel, according to Dmitry Kurtanidze, 3-4-star hotel will be designed for 60 people, and for the construction will be spent o 3-4 million dollars. Completion dates are not known yet.

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