Economic Minister reports preliminary results of foreign investments in 2011
Minister of Sustainable Development and Economics of Georgia Vera Kobalia reported the preliminary results of the foreign investments in 2011 to media today. According to the minister, 377 million dollar was re-investment of out direct foreign investments made in Georgia last year, which was 981 million in total. Most of the investments were made in industry sector; transport and communications was also in the focus of the investors. The largest investors in 2011 were Holland, Denmark and Azerbaijan. The final results of the foreign investments made in Georgia in 2011 will be published on August 15, 2012.
Speaker of the parliament of Georgia Davit Usupashvili has downplayed concerns of the opposition regarding the reduction of economic progress as it was indicated in the report of the National Office of Statistics of Georgia published yesterday.
One more Georgian brand has been allowed to Russian market - one of the most popular mineral waters, Sairme is now sold in the Russian capital. The first part of export - 200,000 bottles, was carried out this month.
United National Movement is concerned about the economic regress in the country and calls on the government to apply to all necessary measures for overcoming the increasing crisis. Member of the parliamentary minority Giorgi Kandelaki spoke about these issues at the briefing today.
Chief sanitarian doctor of Russia, Genady Onishchenko is satisfied with the quality of the spirits exported from Georgia to Russia after passing several phases of inspection on the site. Onishchenko said in his recent interview that over 618,000 liters of alcoholic drinks were exported from Georgia and the product met local standards.
First Georgia-Iran business forum was opened in Tbilisi today. Business persons from Iran, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Trade and Georgian officials are meeting at Expo Georgia Exhibition Center.