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Friday, July 6
Georgia increases exporting wine in the first half of 2018

Georgian National Wine Agency announced that Georgia exported 38.2 million bottles of wine to 48 countries in the first half of 2018.

In January-June 2018 Georgia generated about $90.3 million from exported wine.

Georgian National Wine Agency informs that compared to the previous year’s data the income from wine export increased by 28 percent, while the volume of sold wine abroad increased by 21 percent.

Export growth was notable in: Japan 200% (130,638 bottles), The Czech Republic 134% (30,456 bottles), Kyrgyzstan 81% (140,370 bottles), South Korea 78 percent (31,650 bottles), The Netherlands 68% (38,799 bottles); while top five countries that imported most bottles of Georgian wine in January-March 2018 were: Russia (24,022,113 bottles), Ukraine (4,191,217 bottles), China (2,975,804 bottles), Kazakhstan (1,652,292 bottles) and Poland (1,573,328 bottles).

According to the Georgian National Wine Agency 190 companies exported their wines abroad in the first half of 2018.

Tbilisi Land Use Master Plan Focuses on Interests of Pedestrians

According to Tbilisi Land Use Plan, a priority in the process of development and operation of the transport element should be pedestrians’ interests. Key priorities of the plan are walking, non-motorized spaces, public transport and private transport.

"Zoning-related issues have been improved to comply with legislation; a map has been completed and construction permits placed on it, thematic maps have been created and the internal precinct greenery, linear structures were reflected in it. Ways of solving property issues were maximally clarified taking the owners’ rights into consideration. The implementation of effective tools on restriction was provided for in the development of hazardous areas in terms of chaotic construction and geology (part of Zhvania street, Vere Gorge, nearby territories of Gldani lake and other areas)” said the Mayor Kakha Kaladze.

Tbilisi Land Use Master Plan is based on creating green, connected, compact and resistant city concept.
(By Mariam Chanishvili)