About Development – K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

K-9 Unit at Tbilisi International Airport

Law enforcement and revenue officers from Georgia completed an extensive K-9 narcotics detection training course in the United States and have now begun working at Tbilisi International Airport. The service dogs and their handlers were trained with the support of the US Drug Enforcement Agency and Park Police. The US Ambassador to Georgia, Richard Norland, … Continue reading

About Development – Electric Patrol Vehicles for Batumi Boulevard

Electric Patrol Vehicles for Batumi Boulevard

The police in Batumi (Georgian: ბათუმი) in Ajara on Georgia’s Black Sea coast have been equipped with new electric vehicles for patrolling the city’s famous Batumi Boulevard. The environmentally friendly vehicles are a convenient way for police to patrol the popular boulevard. The size of the vehicles means that there is less disturbance to pedestrians. Efficient … Continue reading

About Development – Tbilisi Public Service Hall

Tbilisi Public Service Hall

The largest public service hall in Georgia officially opened in Tbilisi on 21 September 2012.  Designed by the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas it is a stunning example of contemporary architecture in Georgia. The concept of the Public Service Hall is a Georgian innovation that has attracted much interest from other countries and Public Service Award from the United … Continue reading

About Achievements – Restoration of Telavi

Electric Bus in Telavi

Celebrations were held in the town of Telavi in Georgia’s Kakheti Region to mark the completion of the first stage of the restoration of the town. Telavi (Georgian: თელავი) is the largest town in Georgia’s Kakheti region. Restoration works began in March of this year and stage 1 (the town center) was completed in September. An electric … Continue reading

About Development – Congratulations Georgia!

Comments on Public Service Halls

Two Georgian initiatives were awarded prestigious United Nations Public Service Awards at a ceremony held in New York in June 2012. The Ministry of Justice was given an award in the category of “Improving the Delivery of Public Services” for its public service halls, and the Civil Service Bureau won an award in the category “Preventing … Continue reading

About Development – Tbilisi Sea

Tbilisi Sea

Tbilisi is about 278 km (173 miles) from the sea but Tbilisians don’t have to travel that far to sunbathe on a beach – they go to Tbilisi Sea. Located to the north-east of the city, Tbilisi Sea (Georgian: თბილისის ზღვა) is a large artificial lake just 20 minutes drive from the city center. It is a … Continue reading

About Development – Tbilisi Emergencies Control Center

The Emergencies Control Centre at Night in Tbilisi

In May 2012, a futuristic building, looking very much like a flying saucer, became part of Tbilisi’s cityscape. The building houses Tbilisi’s Emergencies Control Center and unifies control of fire, rescue, medical emergency and patrolling services. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day by dialing telephone number 112 from any mobile and fixed telecommunication network. … Continue reading

About Development – Georgia Loves the Internet!

Tbilisi will be the first capital city in the world to provide free WiFi access.

Earlier this year, the Mayor of Tbilisi, Gigi Ugulava, announced a municipal wireless network plan that will cover the entire capital city with free WiFi access before the end of 2012. Called “Tbilisi Loves You” the free WiFi network is already available in some of the central areas of the city. Tbilisi will be the first capital city … Continue reading

About Sights – Akhaltsikhe Fortress

View of Akhaltsikhe

Akhaltsikhe (Georgian: ახალციხე, literally new castle); also known as Lomsia, is a small city in Georgia’s southwestern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Established around 800 years ago, it has had Georgian, Ottoman, Russian and Soviet rulers. The city is situated on both banks of the river Potskhovi, which separates the old city in the north and new in the south. The old city … Continue reading

About Reform – ‘Everything In One Space’

Inside the Tbilisi Public Service Hall

The introduction of Public Service Halls throughout Georgia is one of many important reforms that are improving the lives of its citizens. Public Service Hall in Mestia What are Public Service Halls? Tagged ‘Everything in One Space’, Public Service Halls are essentially one-stop-shops delivering key services, such as public access to public records, issuing of passports … Continue reading

About Development – Tbilisi Trams

Old Tram in Tbilisi

In 2004 the Tbilisi electric tram network celebrated its 100-year anniversary but just two years later it was closed due to its declining popularity and the prohibitive cost of overhaul. The story of the tramway began in 1883 with the first horse-drawn tramcar. These were replaced in 1904 by an electrified tramway line. One of the first electric … Continue reading

About Development – Renovated Svaneti

Georgia About aims to show you the best of Georgian culture and the arts, food and wine, history, and the best of places to visit but the best of Georgia is not all in the past. Georgia is developing fast and bringing the best of the modern world and its technology to Georgia to enhance the … Continue reading

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