Georgian president arrived in Kvareli town of the Kakheti Region today to visit a newly opened hospital, constructed by an insurance company Imedi L. The clinic intended to serve 30 patients simultaneously, provides all kinds of medical service, is equipped in accordance with modern standards and has 120 highly qualified personnel.
Imedi L has invested four million GEL in the construction and equipment of the hospital.
After visiting the clinic, president addressed the crowed assembled outside. President said largest projects would soon be launched in Kakheti for the development of tourism, wine business and infrastructure development. Saakashvili said hundreds of million GEL would be allocated from the state budget for the development of the region.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the NATO Secretary General for his statements made on Ukraine`s crisis. Lavrov says that the statements made by Rasmussen on Ukraine`s crisis mostly exceed his competence.
Russia plans to alter its military strategy - deputy secretary of Russia Security Council Mikheil Popov has said. Popov defined that the developments in Ukraine and NATO`s presence in Eastern Europe, as well as its anti-missile defence plan makes Russia change the military doctrine and make it more precise.
Four convicts at the Kutaisi prison have gone on hunger strike. Reportedly, one of them has even sewed his mouth and eyes in protest. The protestors call for the prosecutor`s office to revise their cases, asserting they are not guilty in the crimes, for which they were convicted.
Three peaceful residents of the Shida Kartli Region, who were arrested last week by the Russian occupants for alleged crossing of the so-called border line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region, have been released today.