France to sponsor rehabilitation of airport runway
The government of France will sponsor the rehabilitation and the extension of the Tbilisi airport runway. But before the beginning of rehabilitation works, the ADPI Company [Aeroports de Paris] will conduct the study of the airport. The project will be partly financed by Georgian government. Minister of Economic Development Zurab Pololikashvili agreed the details of the project with the ADPI representatives and the ambassador of France to Georgia. The French government will allocated 705,000 EURO for the study of the works. `This money will be completely spent on the preparation works before the rehabilitation begins. The company which implements the project is Aeroports de Paris with very serious experience,` the minister said.
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.