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Corn Island wins jury prize at film festival in Morocco

Georgian Oscar-nominated movie Corn Island (Simindis Kundzuli) has gained further international recognition at an international film festival in Morocco. Corn Island, a Georgian-French cooperation directed by George Ovashvili, was awarded the special jury prize at the Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival in Morocco, which was held from March 28 to …

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Swiss experts develop landslide warning system in Georgia

International experts are working in northern Georgia’s mountainous area to design a landslide warning system that will give notice to the population of an impending natural disaster. This early warning system aimed to give adequate notice to locals, and give them time to vacate the area before the natural disaster …

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The most handsome Math teacher in the world

A former lecturer has been branded the ‘world’s hottest maths teacher’ after students discovered he is also a fashion model who is ‘addicted to training’. Pietro Boselli, 26, originally from Negrar, Italy, was teaching a mechanical engineering class at University College London when one of his students tried a simple …

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Tbilisi Mayor: Funds Allocated for Road Works will Increase

An interview with Tbilisi Mayor David Narmania The first thing you did after you were elected the Mayor of the city, you applied to the Anti-corruption Agency under the Ministry of Interior in order to examine the activities  of thecity governors. What is the Service studying  and whether we should …

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Gov’t to Help Farmers Suffered from the Lari’s Devaluation

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Project Management Agency are in active negotiations with the banks to help farmers enjoying the preferential agro- credit. Chairman of the Farmers’ Association states “Commersant” that the negotiations are being held to convert loans released in the  US dollars to the Georgian lari. According …

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Toyota to Open Plants in China and Mexico

After years of soul-searching over an expansion policy that had led to quality lapses, Toyota is ready to move on again. The Japanese carmaker is planning to spend about Y150bn ($1.3bn) to build new plants in Mexico, to better target the US, and China in an attempt to capture growth in the world’s …

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Hualing to Invest $30 Mln in Kutaisi FIZ

“Hualing” to Invest $ 30 Mln in Kutaisi FIZ

Hualing Group, one of the largest investment companies, plans to invest $ 30 million in the Kutaisi free industrial zone (FIZ). According to the government’s resolution of March 10, the term of  the industrial zone functioning on the territory of the former Kutaisi automotive plant is defined in 30 years. …

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Russia’s “MegaFone” Enters Georgia

The Russian cellular communications company “MegaFon” together with the Georgian telecommunications operator SilkNet organized the first land border crossing trunk line between the two countries along the route Upper Lars – Kazbegi. The length of the main portion is  37 km, the initial capacity of the “highway” – 100 Gbit/s. …

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Government Signs Agreement With International Advisory Group

health minister

Within the framework of the EU Association Agreement the government of Georgia has signed a long-term agreement with the international advisory group Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact to bring the country’s health care system in line with European standards. The document was signed by Minister of Labor, Health …

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Revenue Service Started Working to Shorten the Audit Process

The Revenue Service started working on  shortening  the tax audit deadline. A former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili  asked the legislature to take up the matter. Ex-Primer and NGO  “Citizen” founder  called on the Parliament and the government to reduce tax audit process  and approach the  European practice. “Commersant” contacted the …

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“Terjola Wine” to Export 3 000 Bottles of Wine to Japan

Cooperative “Terjola wine” expands its business. Instead of 700 bottles, this year  up to 3 000 bottles of wine produced by the cooperative will be exported to  Japan. Japanese will be able to  purchase a bottle of “Terjola wine” for $ 10. According to  one of the founders  of the …

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