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Oli Pipia

Oli Pipia

Graduated from the Kazan State Pedagogical Univeristy- Faculty of foreign languages. Worked at Kanal PIK (K1), is the Editor in Chief at streampress.com

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Georgia will host next festival of house wines

It is well known that Georgia is the cradle of viticulture and winemaking. Real Georgian wine long has been valued in the world. It is suffice to say that in ancient times the Greek traders as payment for their products, taking as rule gold, instead of it willingly took Georgian wine - a wine of ancient Colchis.

High quality and excellent taste of Georgian wine was created by generations of Georgian farmers and winemakers. Today, connoisseurs and lovers of Georgian wine are known not only popular brands of its makers. Are also known traditional family brands, which for decades are symbols of a rare quality of so-called home-made wines.
Not by chance, Racha-Lechkhumy Festival will be held on August, 24 in the city of Ambrolauri, informed the organizers of the festival - "Combining traditional winemaking Georgia".

Local winemakers present wines made by traditional method, in own wine cellars (called Marani).

"The guests of the festival will have an opportunity to try and taste the great wines of Racha Lechkhumy. During the festival will be organized tasting of unique local cheese and honey, and will be held a concert, which will featured by folk ensembles and the" Canudos" group - promise organizers.

The festival aims to restore and preserve the traditional wine-making in the region, promoting the development of a culture of family farming. Racha Lechkhumy Wine Festival is held for the second time.

August, 18 is planned a meeting ministers of defense of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey

Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania tomorrow will travel to Azerbaijan. During the visit will be held a trilateral meeting of the defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

According to the statement of Alasaniya, this meeting was preparing for a long time with the initiative of the Georgian side last year. As the head of the Defense Ministry of Georgia noted, it will be the first formal meeting of the three ministers.

According to him, the meeting and the subsequent clearance of the agreement will be focused on the planning of actions by three countries aimed to the protection of the communications infrastructure, in particular, oil and gas pipelines and railways in a critical situation, in case if there is a military escalation. As emphasized Alasaniya, it is not a step against anyone. "On the contrary such agreements provide additional support for regional stability", - concluded Alasania.

 

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.

Announced tender for construction of the port Anakliya

The Georgian government, through the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, invites local and international companies to take part in the competition for expression of interest for the construction of a new multi-function port Anakliya (Western Georgia), was said in the press service of the Georgian prime minister.

According to information, by the order of the Georgian government was set up a commission for reviewing the applications for participation in the competition for the expression of interest, which is headed by the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili.

This decision was preceded a research made by partner funds of Georgia in order to choose the best location for the port. As a result of the 10 locations, located on the Black Sea coast between Inguri and Chorokhi, priority was given to Anaklia, as compared to alternative locations, dock has the prospect of expansion and development, as well as good access to the deep sea canyon.

Georgian Prime Minister said that the location of Anakliya differs with competitive advantages and called the construction of infrastructure project on this scale the most important for the country. According to him, the port Anakliya will raise the transit potential of the country to a new level.

We recall that the issue of Anakliya port development and tight-fitting area was discussed in February 2014 at a meeting of the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Kvirikashvili with the president of the American investment holding "Conti Group" Kurt Conti, during which "Conti Group" presented a three-phase project of port building, with the throughput capacity of 100 million tons.

"According to preliminary calculations, besides a port in Anaklia is expected to develop a logistics and industrial zone, construction of an international airport and a liquefied natural gas terminal", - according to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, noting that "Conti Group" has 100 years of experience in the management of similar projects .

In Georgia are preparing for the Youth Olympic Festival

In May 2015, in Georgia will be held the Youth Olympic Festival.

Now actively are conducting preparatory works for comfortable conditions for fans and athletes - for main participants. From 49 countries are expected more than 3,000 young athletes, they will compete in 9 sports.

Recently, the place where the Olympic village is being built was visited by the Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. He inspected the construction site and later told the press that the construction of the complex is likely will be completed ahead of schedule. He stressed the importance of the event, and that subsequently the new facilities will be used for the development of sports in Georgia. In particular, a new swimming pool, which is currently still under construction, can be maintained for training present and future champions. In addition, the preparing is conducted in the city, where a large influx of tourists is expected.


Hotels, entertainment venues, parks - it all will be ready to receive foreign guests. Tbilisi can be used modern innovative building technologies that ensure high rates of work and comfort indoors.

On May 25, 2015 a delegation from Georgia will receive the Olympic flame in Greece and will deliver it to the place of the Youth Olympic Festival. The event promises to be a big deal.

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