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SOCAR to Rehabilitate Old and Amortized Pipelines in Georgia

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR plans to make investments in rehabilitation of old and amortized pipelines in Georgia in 2018, head of SOCAR Energy Georgia Mahir Mammadov told Trend in an exclusive interview. He pointed out that in December 2017, SOCAR Georgia Gas successfully completed the fulfillment of its investment …

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National Wine Agency to Introduce Electronic System of Certification

Giorgi Samanishvili

Starting February 1, 2018 National Wine Agency will launch an electronic system of certification, the agency director Giorgi Samanishvili noted. At the meeting, which was held at Biltmor hotel, the participants also discussed a bill of amendments to regulations for certification of strong drinks and spirits. Objective of the bill …

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Behind the Rise of Digital Space in Georgia

Digital space becomes more innovative and number of successful campaigns grows in Georgia day by day. There are people who looked at things in a creative way, launched Digital Creative Agency from a scratch that takes over our newsfeeds and brings international awards. Vakho Vakhtangishvili is behind that process, Executive …

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Georgian Airways Add New Planes and Routes

Georgian Airways Airline expands According to Givi Davitashvili, Director of the airline. Company plans to import two new planes in 2018 – Boeing 737 -132 (168 seats) and Embraer 190.  The airline says that passenger traffic has increased, which caused the need to expand. Airline served 48% more passengers in …

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Public Transport to Run at Night in Tbilisi

Public transport will run in the nights in Tbilisi. According to Tbilisi Mayor Kakhi Kaladze, residents will have this opportunity on specific days. According to him, the City Hall is working on the concept of Tbilisi’s development of the night, which will be presented by the end of February. Mayor …

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Apartments Cheapen, Commercial Real Estate Rises in Price

Activity is Declined at the Real Estate Market in May

As compared to December 2017, prices declined on apartments. At the end of 2017 the price of a square meter of Tbilisi-based apartment exceeded 1 000 USD, while the value declined to 950 USD in January 2018. Unlike apartments, prices of commercial real estates keep growing. Over the past month, …

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Eight New Hydro Power Plants to Launch Operation in 2018


This year a construction of eight new hydro power plants will be finished, Romeo Mikautadze, Deputy Minister of Economy told BM.GE. Total installed generation of these 8 HPPs is 82 megawatts and generation will constitute 370 million kw/h. These facilities are: Kirnati, Skhalta, Skurdidi, Jonouli, Kasleti 2, Avani HPP, Kheori …

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Export Wine to Submit Mandatory Tasting from January

All export wine will pass mandatory tasting from January on the local market. Giorgi Samanishvili, head of the National Wine Agency, told Maestro that it will be a step forward for the wine industry. Samanishvili positively evaluates the amendments to the Law on vine and says it will help to …

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