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Golden Brand Awards held
Publish Time: 2017-04-22 12:25:00
Golden Brand Awards was held in Tbilisi last evening. About 40 private companies and ministries received the awards. The winners were revealed by about 150 experts. The awards ceremony has been held since 2006. The awards aim at promotion and support of local and foreign companies’ business activities in Georgia. 
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Giorgi Kvirikashvili hosted Prime Minister of Hungary
Publish Time: 2017-04-21 12:20:00
Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili hosted Prime Ministers of Hungary  Viktor Orban at the Governmental Administration today. Prime Ministers held a face-to-face meeting. The main topics of the meeting were political relations, deepening cooperation in the trade and economic spheres and Georgia's integration with the European Union.The sides noted that for many years strong and successful cooperation has been established between Georgia and Hungary.During the conversation, attention was paid to the investments and the growing interest of Hungarian companies in the projects planned in Georgia. After the meeting a joint statement has been made.
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Why IMF reduced prognosis of Georgia’s economic growth
Update Time: 2017-04-19 20:42:00
Why International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced prognosis for Georgia’s economic growth? “Moambe” News Program of First Channel talked to Francois Painchaud, IMF Resident Representative in Georgia to obtain the answer to the question. Painchaud said he did not exclude reconsideration of the prognosis in summer. According IMF Resident Representative, the cautious prognosis is linked to regional and global risks. One of the risks is connected to the recent referendum in Turkey based on which President secured increase of power and the country is transforming onto the presidential rule.  
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Fourteen Wine companies presented at Tokyo International Exhibition
Update Time: 2017-04-18 12:28:00
Fourteen wine companies were presented at Tokyo International Exhibition with support of National Wine Agency and Georgian Embassy in Japan. Wine testing “Georgia – 8 thousand vintages” took place within the framework of the exhibition. Professional sommeliers from all over the world were invited to the event. 
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National currency gaining value
Update Time: 2017-04-14 12:09:00
The Georgian national currency Lari is gaining value. USD price has become 2.3896 GEL. The National Bank of Georgia (NBG) has set a new exchange rate based on which starting today, 1 USD will cost 2.3896 GEL while the previous rate was 2.3915 GEL. The new exchange rate of euro is 2.5418 GEL while previously it was 2.5357 GEL. It will also take effect today.    
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Georgian national currency gained value - Dollar price equals 2.3896 GEL
Publish Time: 2017-04-13 17:31:00
The National Bank of Georgia has set a new exchange rate according to which the Georgian national currency Lari has further gained value against USD. Dollar price has become 2.3896 Gel.As for the euro, its new exchange rate is 2.5415 Gel.
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International Monetary Fund has approved a new three-year program for Georgia
Update Time: 2017-04-13 16:15:00
The International Monetary Fund has approved a new three-year program (285 m USD). The importance of this decision was discussed by the Prime Minister of Georgia at today's Government meeting. According to Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the IMF program, in its entirety, stems from the Georgian Government's four-point reform agenda. The Head of Government thanked the Finance Minister for his efforts in this direction."It is a result of continuous hard work on the part of the Finance Minister in cooperation with the economic team. The Finance Ministry has invested much effort, and this program is most important in the implementation of our declared reforms under the four-point plan, especially its spatial planning component. The approval of this program means the green light from international financial institutions to proceed with our declared plan for the next three years, so everything will be implemented and become a reality. It also means that fiscal discipline and the country's financial management must be exemplary. I would like to commend the coordinated work of the National Bank in this regard. Important positive dynamics are evident in the country's economy, at both macroeconomic and microeconomic levels. We are obligated to maintain and further propel these dynamics. The approval of the IMF program is a very positive signal for investors working in Georgia,"  - Giorgi Kvirikashvili stated.
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Export increased by 30% in January-March in comparison with last year
Publish Time: 2017-04-13 12:17:00
National Statistical Service reports that 30 percent more products have been exported from Georgia to the foreign market in comparison with the results of the same period of the last year.  The export amounts to 576 million USD.According to the Service, the import has been increased by 15 percent and it amounts to 1 billion 708 million USD.Foreign trade turnover is 2,285 billion USD, 18 percent more than last year. Negative foreign trade balance maintained 50 percent level.
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PM says 10 billion dollars will be spent on infrastructure projects in 2017-2020
Publish Time: 2017-04-12 12:24:00
About 10 billion dollars will be spent on infrastructure projects in 2017-2020, - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said at the presentation of the action plan for the country's infrastructure development in 2017-2020.As Kvirikashvili said, the country's infrastructure development plan provide for implementation of 2500 projects. "2500 project provides construction and reconstruction of 1000 kilometers of roads and 24-hour water supply for additional 500 thousand people, as well as the resolution of the problem of landfills and many other important issues.We are carrying out an unprecedented amount of investment for these 2500 projects. About 10 billion dollars will be spent on infrastructure projects in 2017-2020. I want to thank all international donor organizations for their support," - said Giorgi Kvirikashvili.The Prime Minister noted that the projects would bring new infrastructure, new jobs and financial well-being to the country. 
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Minister of Regional Development presents infrastructure development plan
Update Time: 2017-04-12 12:14:00
Zurab Alavidze, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure presented infrastructure development plan for 2017-2020. The minister talked about large-scale projects of roads, water supply and waste management. The projects will be carried out with support of international financial organizations and their value exceeds 9 billion GEL. Representatives of legislative and executive authorities, diplomatic corps and donor organizations attended the presentation. 
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Dariali Hydro-Electric Power Station officially opened
Publish Time: 2017-04-08 20:05:00
Dariali Hydro-Electric Power Station, having the highest sustainable capacity and the biggest station in the history of independent Georgia, has officially been opened in Kazbegi town. The 108-megawatt hydroelectric power plant will produce electricity, which amounts 5% of power out of total domestic consumption by the Georgian population. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and governmental members opened the important power station for energy independence and security.PM noted that Dariali hydro electric power station is the most powerful plant and distinctive with its design, which has laid the foundations of construction of other power plants in Georgia. "It is a unique plant in the history of independent Georgia. It is the largest hydroelectric power plant not only in Georgia, but also in the region,” Kvirikashvili claimed. According to Kakha Kaladze, Minister of Energy, the power station will contribute to the country's economic development, as well as energy independence. Kaladze said that there were destructive forces in the country that were trying to portray the country's economic development in dark colors, but it would not work. He said no one and nothing could stop the progress and development led by the government together with people.
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Dariali Hydro-Electric Power Station opened
Publish Time: 2017-04-08 16:05:00
Dariali Hydro-Electric Power Station, having the highest sustainable capacity the history of independent Georgia, is already opened in Kazbegi town. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and governmental members opened the important power station for energy independence and security.PM noted that Dariali hydro electric power station is the most powerful plant and distinctive with its design, which has laid the foundations of construction of other power plants in Georgia. "It is a unique plant in the history of independent Georgia. It is the largest hydroelectric power plant not only in Georgia, but also in the region,” Kvirikashvili claimed. 
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Dariali Hydro-Electric Power Station to be opened
Update Time: 2017-04-08 12:03:00
Dariali Hydro-Electric Power Station, having the highest sustainable capacity the history of independent Georgia, will be opened in Kazbegi town today. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and governmental members will open the important power station for energy independence and security. The power station will produce 5% electricity of whole domestic demand. 
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Export of draught wine may be banned from Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-04-05 14:08:00
Draught wine export may be prohibited from Georgia. As reported by National Wine Agency Director Giorgi Samanishvili, the private sector has raised the initiative, backed by National Agency of Wine and Ministry of Agriculture. Samanishvili believes that the amendment will be approved by the parliament. According to him, up to 50 million bottles were exported in 2016. 500 000 out of them were pouring wine. It means the export share is very low. Therefore the wine is less attractive for wine companies.  
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Conference on development of mountainous resorts
Publish Time: 2017-04-05 12:25:00
A conference on development of mountainous resorts and their popularization on international markets is the topic of discussions at a conference, which was opened by Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. PM underlined that 6 million tourists visited Georgia in 2016. Conference participants are discussing diversification of new markets. The conference is organized by Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) being on a visit in Georgia. The conference will last till April 7. 
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Agro-Insurance Program to be activated
Update Time: 2017-04-04 20:45:00
Agro-Insurance Program will be activated in Georgia starting April 10. A total of 7 million GEL is allocated with that purpose from the state budget. Four Companies are involved in provision of relevant service. 
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Number of international travellers increased by 13.1% in March
Publish Time: 2017-04-03 18:53:00
According to the data of March, 2017, 511 045 international travellers have visited Georgia. It exceeds the previous year’s same period’s data by 13.1% (59 308). According to the National Tourism Administration of Georgia, the number of foreign tourists that have passed 24 hours and more in Georgia was 219 642. The number was 48 807 less in March, 2016. Most visits were implemented from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Russia and Iran.  
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Economic growth increases by 4.8%
Update Time: 2017-03-30 20:26:00
Based on the data of Statistics National Service, economic growth in last two months in Georgia increased by  almost 5%. It is significantly higher than the data of the same period of the previous year.Last year, GDP growth reached to 1.7%. The government's economic team explains the improvement by increase of export, the number of tourists and remittances in the country.
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Georgian National Tourism Agency has prepared the video clips about Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-03-27 12:20:00
The Georgian National Tourism Agency has prepared the video clips about Georgia. It aims at promoting tourism potential of the country. Video clips will be shown in various countries.
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Georgian wine was presented at the annual international exhibition in Dusseldorf
Publish Time: 2017-03-24 12:35:00
Georgian wine was presented at the annual international exhibition of wine and alcohol beverage in Dusseldorf, German. With support of National Wine Agency and association “Georgian Wine” Georgian wine producing 23 companies participated in the event.The exhibition is the main event of the year for winemakers as they can get into new contacts and search importers.
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