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USA, Sweden and MFO Crystal support Georgia’s economic recovery from coronavirus

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The FINANCIAL — The Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and JSC MFO Crystal (Crystal) jointly announced a loan guarantee program to support Georgia’s private sector to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, facilitated by USAID, will allow Crystal to issue…

UNICEF delivers personal safety supplies for COVID-19 to frontline workers and children under state care

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The FINANCIAL — UNICEF continued creating a safe working environment for vulnerable groups of children and frontline workers supporting them and provided hygiene and personal protective materials to the State Care Agency to support the Government in mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Georgia. The supplies were procured with the support from USAID…

Georgian apple export increased by 375% while hazelnut export rose by 74%

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The FINANCIAL — Hazelnut export exceeded last year’s export for the same period and totaled 4,466 tonnes. The top 3 countries where Georgia exported hazelnuts were Germany, Italy and Czechia. Also, 1,054 tonnes of apples have been exported from Georgia which is 375% more compared to the same period of last year. Georgia expects to harvest 50 000…

With USAID support new enterprises opened in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — A new hazelnut collection, processing, and storage farm will serve about 300 farmers in the Kakheti region and employ 16 local residents. The enterprise was built with support from the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, the Agricultural and Rural Development Agency, Ferrero, and the Georgian Hazelnut Improvement Project. It is a joint…

UNICEF study says that cash transfers to children are helpful in overcoming poverty

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The FINANCIAL — Child poverty is a big problem in today’s society. The problem itself creates other issues and affects many countries. Children born into poverty are more likely to experience a wide range of health problems. Poverty also puts an additional strain on families and in most cases these factors lead to mental health and…

Economy Minister and US Ambassador checked renovation progress at Kutaisi airport

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The FINANCIAL — Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and U.S. Ambassador Kelly Degnan inspected construction of a new terminal at Kutaisi International Airport.  After the renovation, Kutaisi Airport can handle 1200 passengers per hour, quadrupling its previous capacity. Ambassador Degnan also visited, Kutaisi Military Lyceum. Yesterday, Natia Turnava held a farewell meeting with Ambassador of the Republic…

Health Minister met with UNICEF representative in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Ekaterine Tikaradze conducted a working meeting with the representatives of UNICEF. UNICEF presented to the Ministry the results of the recently conducted research. The goal of the research is to assess the readiness of social system amid…

With US support Ken Walker University Clinic opened in Tbilisi

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Ken Walker Medical Rehabilitation University Clinic opened today. U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly C. Degnan also attended the opening ceremony.The Clinic is a public-private partnership, facilitated by Emory University, USAID’s implementing partner in its Physical Rehabilitation Program.  Due to the growing interest toward Ken Walker Clinic from the neighboring countries, additional funds will flow into…