Communities residing in Pshavi, Piraketa Khevsureti, and Gudamakari have been facing difficult living conditions and low rate of socio-economic development over the decades
Czech Government Scholarship Awarded to 30 Georgian Students
On June 18, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi will host a networking event of the Czech Government Scholarship 2021/2022 Recipients. The event will take place at the Czech Embassy in Tbilisi (Chavchavadze Ave. 37, Block IV), 12:00-13:00.
Georgia is among six eligible partner countries whose students are offered the opportunity to study at established institutes of public universities in the Czech Republic, which provide a high level of professional knowledge and skills, and at the same time allow beneficiaries to gain experience with institutional and socio-economic background of the Czech Republic.
Czech Government Scholarship program covers three types of study:
- Master study programmes plus a one-year-long preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training).
- Master study programmes in English language.
- Doctoral study programmes.
The scholarship covers the necessary costs related to staying and studying in the Czech Republic.
From the late 1950s to the present day over 20 000 foreign nationals have completed their studies at Czech universities with a scholarship of the Government of the Czech Republic.
30 students (13 women, 17 men) from Georgia have obtained scholarship for the academic year 2021/2022. Nine of the 30 will continue their Master education in Czech Language, three students will continue their doctorate studies in English and others will take English language master programs on various fields of studies, such as ICT, economic data analysis, finance, engineering, environmental studies and rural development. The quota for students in Georgia has exceeded 20 compared to initial 7 students that were awarded in the first year of the scholarship.
Press Release of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi
Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia handed over a 14-cubic-meter garbage truck of modern standard worth 100,000 Euros to the municipality of Dusheti
Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia (CCRG) with the financial support of Slovak Government handed over a 14-cubic-meter garbage truck of modern standard worth 100,000 Euros, and fourteen 1110-liter metal garbage bins to the municipality of Dusheti.
According to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Georgia, in addition to Dusheti Municipality, within the ENPARD project implemented by Caritas Czech Republic in Khulo, 4WD seven-cubic meter waste collection truck has handed over to Khulo Municipality. Again, with the financial support of Slovak Government, one hundred and thirty-five 240-liter waste containers for separated waste and sixty 1110-liter metal waste containers as part of a project “Supporting Green Actions in Oni Municipality through the development of Waste Management Infrastructure”, supported by the Slovak government were handed over to Oni Municipality.
The Oni Municipality will soon also be served by a 4WD seven-cubic meter waste collection truck for the transportation of separated waste In addition, based on Slovakia’s experience, a solid waste separation and recycling model was developed for Oni Municipality together with an action plan. The attention was also given on actions focused on introducing biodegradable waste management practices. Several campaigns have been conducted to raise public awareness on separate waste collection.
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.
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.