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Beer Industry Grows by 2-3% in Georgia

Nikoloz Khundzakishvili

In 2017 the beer industry grew by about 2-3%, Nikoloz Khundzakishvili, director of Natakhtari corporate affairs, told BM.GE. The sector’s growth would be 5-6% without changes in beer excise tax structure. “Changes in excise tax structure raised prices on a part of products, while another part cheapened. Strong beers with …

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Vertex to Build Hotel in Bakuriani’s Didveli

Vertex company plans to build a new hotel in Didveli, Bakuriani ski resort. The company has already bought a land plot by online auction. The company will pay 1.706 million GEL for 18 months. According to the auction terms, the investor is obliged to build a hotel complex on the …

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Dairy Plant Launched in Shida Kartli

Nino Chikovani, President of Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and representatives of Shida Kartli local self-government, have opened Nebiera dairy plant. Nebiera company was founded in 2008 as part of UNDP program, but the company had suspended operation for several years. The plant was to ensure educational and …

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James Blunt will Perform Famous Hits on Independence Day

Over 18 million albums sold worldwide – an impressive number for the British superstar James Blunt. His debut album Back to Bedlam, was included in the UK’s top selling albums of the 2000s. In 2017, the singer released his fifth album Afterlove, and started a world tour in which Georgia …

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UNESCO Announces Kolkheti Perhumid Territories as the World’s Natural Heritage Zone

UNESCO has announced Kolkheti forests and over-saturated territories as the world’s natural heritage zone, Georgian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources reports. “Agency of Protected Areas has been working jointly with WWF so as UNESCO announce Machakhela, Mtirala and Kolkheti National Parks, Kintrishi and Kobuleti protected territories as the world’s …

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Georgian Ski Federation Organize Ski Cross in Bakuriani

On February 16-17, the Mountain Resort Development Company at the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Georgian Ski Federation will organize Ski Cross in Bakuriani. A ski tournament under the aegis of the International Ski Federation (FIS), with eight Georgian skiers scheduled to participate, along with athletes …

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Georgia Introduces New Tax Breaks for Small Businesses

Giorgi Kvirikashvili

Entrepreneurship development is our priority direction, especially small business sector. When delivering my speech at the Parliament before voting to the new cabinet of ministers, I noted that we would launch the second stage of small business support efforts after successful implementation of agriculture projects as part of Enterprise Georgia …

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Combining Science and Technology: Opportunity for Researchers in Eastern Neighborhood

Researchers from the EU’s Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) are invited to submit their proposals in response to the Call for Participations recently announced by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaP Connect) project. The call invites researchers from different disciplines. However, priority …

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Process to be Held on Elit Electronics Founder Case at Tbilisi City Court

On February 15, at 16:30, the trial will be held at the Tbilisi City Court on the high-profile case of the founder of “Elit Electronics” businessman Anzor Kokoladze. Written form investigation has completed and the court started interrogating witnesses. Businessman Anzor Kokoladze was charged by Saakashvili government on December 13, …

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American Hospital to Open in Tbilisi

A multiprofile clinic will launch operation in Georgia as part of Georgian-Azerbaijani investment. project, Block Group executive director Tornike Janashvili told the Commersant. Block Group will hold a 50% stake in the project, he said. The hospital will be built in the place of the former Traumatology Hospital between Chkheidze …

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First Large Hotel To Open in Tusheti, Omalo

New beneficiary Samzeo has joined the hospital industry development program. For the first time in Tusheti, in the village of Omalo, a 43-suite hotel will be constructed. The hotel is member of Preferred Hotels&Resorts international brand. The hotel will comprise premium restaurant, sauna, spa, lounge and any visitors will be …

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