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 Development – 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 – Georgia Loves the Internet!

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 – Narikala Fortress

Narikala (Georgian: ნარიყალა) is an ancient fortress on a steep hill overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Mtkvari River. The fortress was established in the 4th century and considerably expanded over subsequent centuries. Much of what remains today dates from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished. … Continue reading

About Sights – The Bridge of Peace

The Bridge of Peace (Georgian: მშვიდობის ხიდი) is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The 150 metre (490 ft) bridge was designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi and was officially opened on May 6, 2010. The wavy steel and glass canopy is fitted with thousands of LED lights that are switched on 90 … Continue reading