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Chinese researchers have completed the trial operation of a marine trash-collecting robot in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province.

The robot, developed by researchers with Shanghai Jiaotong University Yazhou Bay Institute of Deep-sea Sci-tech, is capable of searching and collecting the trash both floating on water and buried in seabed.

The robot measures 1.76 meters long, 1.48 meters wide and 0.95 meters high.

It is designed to operate at depths up to 100 meters and can collect more than 200 litres of trash at a time.

 

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The Parliament of Georgia is considering an amnesty draft law submitted by Mikheil Sarjveladze. An alternative amnesty draft law will also be submitted to the Parliament by the Lelo Party. The Public Defender of Georgia welcomes these initiatives and hopes that the Parliament will consider and adopt the amnesty law in a short period of time, which will be in line with the basic principles of criminal justice and the positive obligations of the State towards victims and will apply to a lot of prisoners, who have been in the penitentiary system during the Covid pandemic.

As soon as the pandemic started, the Public Defender actively called on the State to use all available mechanisms to reduce the prison population. Although the rate of application of a number of mitigation measures increased in 2020 (e.g. the statistics on the mitigation of the unserved part of a sentence), the rate of releasing prisoners on parole decreased. The Public Defender hopes that the Parliament of Georgia will take into account the severity of additional restrictions of the rights of prisoners in the context of the pandemic and will compensate their situation with amnesty as much as possible.

The Public Defender of Georgia

 

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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met H.E. Fatma Ceren Yazgan, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Georgia today.

Discussion was focused on the strategic partnership between the two countries and positive trend of bilateral relations.

One of the topics discussed by the dignitaries was the opening of the Turkish sales market and import of high-quality medication with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) to Georgia, which will significantly and quickly drop prices on the pharmaceutical products in Georgia.

It was highlighted that current regional projects between Georgia and Turkey serve as a vivid example of effective strategic cooperation, solid development and reliable partnership, which thereby leads to greater economic freedom, security and sustainability. Prime Minister of Georgia noted that effective regional cooperation with neighbouring countries is in fact a road leading to security, stability and sustainable development.

Readiness was expressed towards further deepening cooperation, including towards political and economic directions.

Attention at the meeting was paid to the upcoming session of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council. Future steps to be made towards concluding a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by and between Georgia and Republic of Turkey were also discussed at the meeting.

It was noted that joint efforts have acquired tremendous importance in addressing the challenges borne by the pandemic and hopes were expressed that close cooperation between Georgia and Turkey will remain high in the agenda in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Irakli Garibashvili expressed his gratitude to the Turkish side for the solid support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. The Head of Government of Georgia highlighted the significant contribution of the Madam Ambassador in developing the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Press Service of the Government Administration

 

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Two dozen Georgian grapevine producers have taken part in a training recently held at several locations in Kakheti, a traditional winemaking region of Georgia. 

The training was conducted by an expert from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture with the support of the European Union and FAO in the framework of the EU4Business programme.

The learning sessions covered the entire vineyard cultivation process and the complete cycle of grapevine production from growing saplings to harvesting grapes, and included such topics as general management of various types of vineyards, planning of pruning, fertilisation, irrigation, organic grapevine production and Integrated Pest Management.

EU Innovative Action for Private Sector Competitiveness in Georgia is a joint initiative of the EU and four UN Agencies, which was launched in 2019 with a budget of €5 million. The project aims at enhancing entrepreneurship and business sophistication by strengthening the capacities of government and local entities.

Source: https://euneighbourseast.eu/news-and-stories/latest-news/from-growing-saplings-to-harvesting-grapes-eu-and-fao-conduct-training-for-georgian-winemakers/

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