About Achievements – Restoration of 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 News – Georgia About blog is growing!

GEORGIA ABOUT blog received its highest ever number of views yesterday – we had 6,501 visitors! WordPress is a community of 500,000 bloggers and Georgia About is now in the top 5 blogs that are gaining in popularity. We are at No 3. Shortly after we set up our Georgia About blog top U.K. travel … Continue reading

About Achievements – Gallup Poll Confirms Georgia’s High Level of Citizen Safety

Research conducted by Gallup Poll in 2011, finds that citizens of Georgia have the highest feeling of personal security among citizens of 143 countries in the world. Georgia is now one of the safest places in Europe and its capital, Tbilisi, has become one of the safest capitals in the Western world. Significant improvements in public safety … Continue reading

About Tbilisi – A Smart City

In his blog, “Smart Cities for Dummies,” published last November, Dan Hoornweg contends: “At its core a smart city is a welcoming, inclusive city, an open city. By being forthright with citizens, with clear accountability, integrity, and fair and honest measures of progress, cities get smarter.” Tbilisi is fast becoming known as a smart city … Continue reading

About Achievements – Georgian Boys Win Silver in Disney Tournament

Georgian youngsters flew to Florida U.S.A. in July and reached the Cup Final of the Disney International Youth Soccer Tournament. Scoring 13 goals and finishing first in their group the boys played against a Brazilian team, Rivellino Sport Center, in a thrilling 6 goal Cup Final match. Despite beating Rivellino in an earlier round, the Georgian boys were unable to … Continue reading

About Achievements – Georgia Wins Gold Medal at 2012 Olympics

Lasha Shavdatuashvili (Georgian: ლაშა შავდათუაშვილი) wins the Gold medal in the 66 kg Judo event at the 2012 London Olympics. The 20-year-old Georgian defeated Hungary’s Miklos Ungvari. Shavdatuashvili managed to score with a throw after sweeping his opponent’s foot in the first few minutes of the match. On his strategy, Lasha said: “I was attacking … Continue reading

About Development – Congratulations Georgia!

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 Law Enforcement – Georgia is now one of the safest places in Europe

According to a 2011 crime and security survey conducted by Jan Van Dijk, Professor of Victimology and Human Security at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, Georgia is now one of the safest places in Europe and its capital, Tbilisi, has become one of the safest capitals in the Western world, comparable to Lisbon or Vienna. The results of … Continue reading

About Reform – ‘Everything In One Space’

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