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The News in Brief

Thursday, November 7
By Lizi Zurabiani

Nino Surguladze International Charity Fund "Natvris khe" to hold charity concert in Kutaisi

Nino Surguladze's International Charity Fund, the Natvris Khe, will hold a grand concert with world-class stars at the Lado Meskhishvili State Drama Theater in Kutaisi on November 9. With the initiative of Georgian mezzo-soprano, a charity marathon of similar magnitude is held for the first time in the region of Georgia.

According to the press service of the Imereti regional governor, famous opera tenor Antonello Palombi, Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Veselina Kazarova and Polish Bani Rafel Sivek will visit Imereti and Kutaisi for the first time.

According to them, the concert is attended by Kutaisi Meliton Balanchivadze State Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra and choir led by Maestro Revaz Javakhishvili. The proceeds from the event will help children who are seriously ill in the Imereti region who need emergency medical care abroad.

“The International Charitable Foundation "Natvris Khe" was founded in 2014. To date, the lives of more than 60 children have been saved and 300 families with large families have been helped. Through its cultural-educational projects with embassies and international organizations, the Foundation constantly promotes national values and tourism policy in Georgia.

The charity event is supported by the State Attorney's Administration in Imereti and Kutaisi City Hall. Permanent Partner of the Fund - SOCAR Company. Media Partner - Rustavi 2 TV Company. The host hotel - "Best Western Kutaisi."

Drivers of Schmax, founded by Girchi, are holding a rally

The drivers of "Schmax", founded by "Girchi", and the leaders of Girchi are holding a rally in Republic Square. As Zurab Japaridze, the leader of "Girchi" told reporters, "Schmax" is engaged in educational activities demanding a halt to the “hunting” of “Shmax”, abolishing all penalties imposed by police on October 1 and stopping a "taxi reform" that has "caused it all."

According to Zura Japaridze, they will move to the Ministry of Internal Affairs with these demands.

“There’s a change in the patrol’s behavior. Over the last week, only two tickets were written out. However, hunting continues. Five or seven times a day they stop each and every driver of Shmax. They ask lecturers and students some questions. These people do not understand that Schmax is an educational project. We are in three cities: Tbilisi, Rustavi and Kutaisi. We are in talks with an American company that will soon become the owner of the educational project "Shmax", said Japaridze.

According to Tamaz Koshadze, the driver of "Shmax", they are engaged in educational activities and people are only spending money on lectures and not for travel.

"We are protesting the illegal decisions of the patrol. We are teachers, lecturers. We explain to the student and talk about regulations. The patrol stops us, asking the student questions to try to arrest him and fining us with GEL 200. This is probably demanded from either the City Hall or the MIA. We have joined Schmax, we have a contract. Before a person becomes my student, I inform them about the Schmax instruction, which lists that he pays for the lecture and not the trip, "said driver Tamaz Koshadze.

"Produce in Georgia" agency participates in European Manufacturing Strategies Summit in Berlin

To showcase the investment opportunities and business environment in the country, the "Make in Georgia" agency participated in the European Manufacturing Strategies Summit in Berlin.

The event is the largest in the manufacturing sector, bringing together companies and organizations operating in the manufacturing sector from around the world for the past 15 years. It is attended by more than 300 international companies from 150 countries.

Within the framework of the Summit, representatives of the agency "Produce in Georgia" held meetings with major companies such as Hirschmann Automotive, Datwyler, Leoni, Collins Aerospace, etc.

Revenue Service staff found addictive and psychotropic drugs in some of medicine

At the customs checkpoints "Kazbegi" and "Kutaisi Airport" the facts of drug trafficking on the border were prevented.

According to the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance, customs officers allegedly searched the luggage and vehicles of citizens of different countries on a drug containing psychotropic drug "phenazepam" (500 pills) and addictive drugs (58 pills), 71 grams of cocaine, 113 grams of methamphetamine and 67.7 grams of marijuana were discovered.

According to them, the case materials were forwarded to the relevant units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for further action.