Czechia is supporting beekeepers in Georgia
Czechia is supporting beekeepers in Georgia. On April 22, 2021, at the opening ceremony of Multifunctional Regional Beekeeping Center in Tbilisi, Mr. Jan Slíva, Director of the Czech Development Agency, Mr. Andria Basilaia, Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi and Mr. Tengiz Svanidze, Head of Association Agora signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm their continuous support to Center's future operations.
The construction and equipment of the Center was funded by the Czech Development Agency, in cooperation with Tbilisi City Hall and Association Agora.
A total of 405 565 EUR was invested into the center's establishment.
Communities residing in Pshavi, Piraketa Khevsureti, and Gudamakari have been facing difficult living conditions and low rate of socio-economic development over the decadesCommunities residing in Pshavi, Piraketa Khevsureti, and Gudamakari have been facing difficult living conditions and low rate of socio-economic development over the decades. To support the region in reaching its full development potential, the Czech Development Agency and the Austrian Development Agency signed an agreement on Delegated Cooperation.The agreement aims at providing support to sustainable development in Georgia through the Sustainable Development of the Area of Aragvi Protected Landscape and the Local Communities Programme. Two parties will co-fund the project with 2 million EURO in total and the Czech Development Agency will be the responsible party over its implementation for the next two years.
Czech Development Agency Delegation to Visit Georgia
Czech Republic continues supporting Georgia within its Development Cooperation framework. In this context, Mrs. Michaela Marksová-Tominová, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Mr. Jan Sliva, Head of the Czech Development Agency and their teams will be visiting Georgia on April 19-22, 2021. As part of the official visit, Czech delegation will meet Georgian counterparts and Czech Embassy’s local partners, including the project sites implemented with Czech support in Georgia.
On April 19th, the agency delegation will sign two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. The MoUs cover two projects, implemented with Czech financial support in Georgia: Way to Home: Development of Adult Alternative Social Services in Georgia (Total budget: about 780 000 EUR) and Support to primary healthcare Strengthening in Georgia (Total budget 1 233 000 EUR).
In coming days, the delegation will also attend the Opening Ceremony of Multifunctional Regional Beekeeping Centerand visit the Rukhi and Batumi Hospitals. The newly built hospitals in Rukhi and Batumi were equipped with the modern technical appliances within the framework of Czech Development Agency’s financial support. The delegation will also pay the visit to the Zugdidi Screening Center constructed and equipped by Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) with the financial support of the Czech Development Agency. The visit will be concluded by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Finance and Economics of Adjara on Quantification of Health and Environmental Risks and Support for the Rehabilitation of the Former Batumi Refinery Site.
Press release of the Czech Embassy in Georgia
A new program to support two state hospitals in Georgia
Tbilisi, 17 September, 2020. The Czech Development Agency continues to support Georgian healthcare system by launching new instrument “Tied Financial Donation”. The first beneficiaries in Georgia are state Republican hospitals in Batumi and Rukhi, which will get Czech medical devices.
A contract was signed today on behalf of the Czech Development Agency by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi, Mr. Petr Mikyska, Mr. Irakli Gvazava Acting Director of Rukhi Republican hospital and representative of Batumi Republican Hospital to lay foundation for new cooperation.
The two hospitals are newly built and started partial functioning after COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. However, not all the departments have necessary equipment. Recognizing the problem, the aid aims to ensure modern technologies are provided to both hospitals in order to enhance and improve services provided by them.
The new Republican Batumi hospital is designed for 170 beds. For the first time in its history, hospital will offer citizens the service of midwifery and pediatric medical care and Czech products are designed for it. Meanwhile, Rukhi Republican hospital is designed for 220 beds and by getting new equipment, they will improve surgical and intensive care departments.
The new cooperation also involves trainings for hospitals’ staff, provided by Czech professionals, who will share their experience and simplify the use of new technologies. The Czech Republic will continue to support both hospitals in the future.
New equipment will be delivered in two stages before the end of 2020. Total cost amounts to EUR 371 000, from which Batumi Republican hospital will get EUR 186 000 and Rukhi Republican hospital EUR 185 000.