State Minister for Employment met with businesspersons
State Minister for Employment, Paata Trapaidze met with the representatives of business sector of Georgia today. The meeting at the Hotel Ambassador was organized by the Businessmen`s Association of Georgia and over forty business authorities were attending it. Paata Trapaidze introduced the six-point plan of unemployment reduction prepared by his office to the businessmen. The head of the newly formed office says the main role in the process of reducing unemployment should be played by the business-sector after the ministry staff accomplishes work on creation of a unified data base of the job seekers in Georgia. Businessmen attending the meeting also shared their points of view to the minister at today`s meeting.
Most of the essential parts of the EU Association Agreement with Georgia temporarily enter into force from today. According to the terms and conditions of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), all Georgian made products will be freed of the customs fee when exported to EU market...
Moody`s Investors Service has changed the outlook on Georgia`s Ba3 sovereign rating to positive from stable - the Minister of Sustainable Development and Economics of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced. According to the Minister, concurrently, Moody`s has affirmed Georgia`s Ba3 rating.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili attended the ceremony of laying fundament a new hospital in the village of Rukhi, Samegrelo Region. According to the Prime Minister, it will be a hospital intended to serve 220 patients simultaneously and offer all kinds of medical service.
The Minister of Energy and Natural resources, Kakha Kaladze downplays the concerns of some opponents about the possible growth of the electricity consumption charge, saying the electricity tariff will not be changed.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia says the government will find ways to fit the new trade terms in case Russia bans import of Georgian product on its territory, which is quite possible after Georgia and two other post-Soviet republics signed Association Agreement with the European Union last June.
The International Monetary Fund has approved a 153 million U.S. dollar loan to Georgia - the issue was discussed at the meeting of the Cabinet, at the end of which, the Minister of Finance, Nodar Khaduri defined that the total amount of the loan would be transferred to Georgia during 3 years.
The government of Georgia will allocate five million GEL from the state budget to fund the new program of agriculture insurance - Minister of Agriculture Otar Danelia announced after the meeting of the Cabinet today.