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Reconstruction of Tskneti-Betania road launched
Update Time: 2017-04-26 20:57:00
Reconstruction of Tskneti-Betania road section damaged by landslide during June 13, 2015 deadly flooding in Tbilisi has been launched. The project is financed by European Investment Bank. Georgian companies are carrying out the works. Geologic inspection of the road section will continue in the future.
Shepherd abducted form Adzvi village
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 15:10:00
Russian soldiers abducted Eldar Gundishvili, 68-year-old shepherd from Adzvi village, Gori district of Shida Kartli region. The man was shepherding the cattle together with two other villagers when he was detained. His friends managed to escape. Reportedly, Gundishvili is kept at Tskhinvali pre-detention isolator.
Conflict at Enguri Bridge
Update Time: 2017-04-26 12:05:00
Protest was held at Enguri Bridge by family members of Achiko and Paata Rogavas, Georgian citizens being kept at Drand Prison in occupied Abkhazia region. Protesters tried to block the bridge but law-enforcers prevented them from doing so that was followed by a physical clash. Paata Rogava’s wife felt bad and was transferred to a hospital. Protesters claimed that Georgian government had instruments to release the persons detained on April 5 at the occupational line. They are imposed 2-month pre-trial imprisonment.
Reconstruction of damaged infrastructure to begin in Guria region
Publish Time: 2017-04-25 12:27:00
Reconstruction of damaged infrastructure will begin in Ozurgeti district of western Guria region in the nearest future. Strong wind unroofed houses in Naruji and Laituri villages as well. The amount of inflicted damage exceeds 1.5 million GEL.
Meeting of Group on Incidents Prevention and Response Mechanisms begins
Publish Time: 2017-04-25 10:05:00
The meeting of Group on Incidents Prevention and Response Mechanisms begins in Gali region. The Georgian side will raise the issue of detention of father and son Archil and Paata Togavas in Rike village and arrest of murderer of Georgian citizen Giga Otkhozoria. Release of Giorgi Lukava being kept in Drand Prison will be also discussed during the meeting.
Inclement weather created problems in Georgia - damage is calculated in regions
Update Time: 2017-04-24 20:12:00
Victims, damaged houses, families left without shelter and electricity, uprooted trees - inclement weather created problems in Georgia.Due to strong wing the international flights have been canceled at Tbilisi international Airport.According to Forecasters strong winds are expected across the country today.
Hydroelectric power cascades to be built in Kakheti.
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 16:15:00
Hydroelectric power cascades will be built on the Samkuri River in Kakheti.The preparation works for constructing two hydro power plants have already launched in Pankisi Gorge.The locals positively evaluate the possibility of creating new jobs, but they are demanding to take into account the ecological threat.The project has already been introduced to the population. Now the construction company is waiting for the appropriate permission.
Damage inflicted to Samegrelo region being calculated
Publish Time: 2017-04-23 16:12:00
The amount of damage inflicted to Georgia’s western Samegrelo region due to the latest Strong wind is being calculated. Roofs of houses are damaged and trees are uprooted in the villages of Tsalenjikha district.There was a problem in Chale village. The wind damaged electricity lines, the traffic movement is halted.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister visits Khurvaleti village
Update Time: 2017-04-22 16:18:00
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, being on an official visit in Georgia, visited Khurvaleti village, which is adjacent to the occupied Tskhinvali region. “Here I feel the same as I do near the occupation line in Russia-occupied Donbas. I have the same feeling when visiting Ukrainian villages near the separating line. Unfortunately, Ukraine still sees shots every night. Our heroes have fallen. Some of them have died. I would like to show special respect to those fighting against aggression, Georgia’s independence and freedom,” Klimkin has said. “We, having the same challenges and threats should fight together,” Ukrainian FM has added. Klimkin became introduced with the situation after August 2008 Georgia-Russia war and talked to Vanishvili family members living beyond the barbed wires.
Tour-operators visiting Samegrelo region
Publish Time: 2017-04-22 15:13:00
Representatives of about 20 tourist companies are visiting western Samegrelo region within the framework of “Discover Samegrelo” project. Samegrelo regional governor hosted heads of tourist companies at Techno-park and introduced them with tourist potential or the region.
Strong wind in Rustavi
Update Time: 2017-04-22 14:17:00
Strong wind caused problems in Rustavi town, Kvemo Kartli region. Several trees are uprooted and roofs of houses are damaged. Nobody is injured as Emergency Situations Management Service reports.
Kvemo Kartli governor resigned from the post
Update Time: 2017-04-21 20:05:00
The post of Kvemo Kartli regional governor is vacant. After three years of work Paata Kizanishvili resigned from the post. Already former high-ranking official explains that it is his own decision and plans to continue his activities in the Special State Protection Service. It’s unknown yet who will replace him to the post. Whether or not the staff reshuffles will continue in other regions before the self-governance elections is unknown yet. However some members of parliamentary majority do not rule out the staff changes in the Cabinet of Ministers.
Festive liturgies were held at all active churches across Georgia
Update Time: 2017-04-16 16:39:00
Today is Easter – the central religious holiday in the Christian liturgical year. Festive liturgies on this occasion were held at all active churches across Georgia last night. The Holy Fire that came down from Christ’s Sepulture in Jerusalem, was brought to Tbilisi late last night. The fire was distributed among all churches from where people could take it home and try to keep it lit during the whole year.
Easter Church service at Kanda Temptle to be held in Georgian-Aramaic language
Publish Time: 2017-04-15 20:45:00
Easter church service will be held at all acting churches across Georgia tonight. Twenty-five kilometers away from Tbilisi, the church service will be conducted at Kanda village temple in Georgian-Aramaic language. People from various regions of Georgia and other countries are expected to arrive to attend the service. Father Seraphime will give the service.
Trees planted in Nikozi village
Publish Time: 2017-04-15 16:21:00
Oak trees were planted in Nikozi village. Teachers of the local kindergarten, school students, villagers and representatives of Environment Protection Monitoring Department participated in the planting activity.
Cleaning activity in Surami
Publish Time: 2017-04-15 12:41:00
Cleaning activity was held in Surami town. Territories of several tourist destinations were cleared from litter including Surami Fortress, Baiantkhevi Forest and Lesia Ukrainska Museum. About 200 locals took part in the activity. Similar events will continue in other regions of Georgia.
Locals residing across occupational line failing to visit churches
Update Time: 2017-04-15 12:09:00
Locals residing across the occupational line in Kirbali and Adzvi villages have been failing to visit churches for the last years. The so-called checkpoint in direction of Akhalgori village will be closed on April 16. Even locals who have Russian passes also face problems.
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.
Fire at Lopota Lake cottage
Update Time: 2017-04-08 16:15:00
A fire broke out at a 2-floor cottage at Lopota Lake in Kakheti region. Nobody was injured in the fire, which is already extinguished. Exact causes of the fire as well as the amount of inflicted dame are not determined yet.
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.