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Number of Airlines Operating in Georgia Growing


The number of airlines operating in the Georgian market is growing, especially in the tourist season. From August 4, “Flyvista” began to perform Tbilisi –Tehran flights  twice  a week which has intensified its work due to the increasing number of passengers. “Flyvista” is  a low-budget company that flies from Georgia in a number of neighboring countries. Flights in the direction …

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Large-scale Benefits Planned in the Agricultural Sector


The government is preparing a series of tax incentives for agriculture that will reduce the tax burden and thereby stimulate agricultural production. Both the government and the Parliament of Georgiaare working on the project. It should be noted  that agricultural production is already exempted from VAT, in addition, co-operatives, the creation of which started in …

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Georgian Media may Get a New Commitment from the State


Georgian electronic media may get a new commitment from the government – to place free social advertising – appropriate changes to the laws on broadcasting and advertising are being preparedby the country’s Parliament. The idea is that broadcasters will be able to sell their airtime to administrative authorities for social advertising only if the state …

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New Rules for Ambulance Service to Come into Force in the Autumn


An interview with Health Minister Davit Sergeenko Specifically what regulations will enter into force, and why did their introduction become necessary?  The changes we are making were first introduced in the 70s in the developed countries, we are talking about the  priorities  in the calls. Suppose you have two calls – one associated with a car accident, the …

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A Sharp Increase in the Number of Hotels in Batumi


The number of casinos is increasing rapidly in Batumi. “Batumelebi” daily reports and writes that six casinos are operating in the city at this time. By 2017 eight new casinos are planned to open in the city. In total 230 000 visitors visited casinos last year and GEL 5 million entered …

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Project of Trade Centers Close to Conflict Zones to be Presented in September


The Government of Georgia has resumed work on the project of opening shopping centers near the conflict zone – according to preliminary data, a location and number of   these objects will be known in September. Currently, the Partnership Fund, managing state assets, is working on the technical side of the project. According to the …

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Chinese Company Involved in “Olympic Village” Construction not Plans to Carry out Other Projects in Georgia


The Chinese Corporation “Khualing” engaged in the construction of  the “Olympic village” project  is not going to invest in other projects. Visiting the “Olympic village”  last week, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that the company planned to invest hundreds of millions in Georgia. “Commersant” was told at “Hualing” Georgianrepresentation that  the Prime Minister spoke aboutthe continuation of a  new district on the Tbilisi Sea area  and at this …

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Demand for Domestic Flights Increased in Georgia


Domestic flights in Georgia are mainly performed  in the direction of Batumi, Kutaisi and Mestia. The representatives of Georgian airlines claim that the demand for their companies  has grown significantly during the holiday season. In particular, ServiceAir airline  flying in the direction of the mountain resort of Mestia says  that demand is large, and …

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3 Million to be Spent on Development of Bakuriani Resort


The Mountain Resorts Development Company will spend GEL 3 million on the development of Bakuriani ski resort. According to Sandro Onoprishvili, the Mountain Resorts Development  Company plans to arrange  a new infrastructure in Bakuriani for  the winter season. Ropeways will be repaired , bike trails will be highlighted, children’s park will be arranged as well as new ski slopes will be added. The reconstruction of a nonfunctioning funicular will be also carried out. The …

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