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Modern Technology development centre to be founded in Georgia

The Georgian Government together with a group of scientists have started working to create a science-education centre for modern technology development in Georgia.

Works on Technological Institute and Hadron Therapy Mega Project have got underway, the Government Administration said.

The first meeting of the Commission to deal with the issues relating to the foundation and the concept of the Science Education Centre for Modern Technology Development was held yesterday.

“The Commission has undertaken the arduous task of developing concepts for the Technological Institute and the Science Education Centre for Modern Technology Development,” the Prime Minister’s press office said.

“Members of the Commission discussed technical and planning processes relating to the Technological Institute. Plans were proposed, one of the most important of which is to conduct negotiations with foreign partners, and in particular, to coordinate research works and consultations with the CERN [the European Organisation for Nuclear Research] and the CNAO [the National Centre of Oncological Hadrontherapy]”.

The Commission will be chaired by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and co-chaired by internationally-known Georgian physicist Giorgi (Gia) Dvali. The Commission will be comprised of the Founder of the Cartu Chariti Foundation, Georgian tycoon and former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, also member of the Cartu Group Irakli Karseladze, Head of the Government Administration Maia Tskitishvili, Ph.D in physics and Mathematics, experimenter Teimuraz Lomtadze and Professor Mariam Tstatsanashvili.

Representatives of various local and international organisations and experts may also be invited to take part in the work of the Commission.