McDonald's Georgia launches innovative self-ordering kiosks

Published in Economics
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 17:15

McDonald's Georgia, is offering the innovative solution to its customers: In partnership with VISA and Bank of Georgia , McDonald’s introduces innovative self-ordering kiosks in Georgia. The Presentation of Self-Ordering Kiosk was organized in McDonald’s Dighomi Restaurant.

“Each costumer is really important and unique for us. Innovative self-ordering Kiosk is designed to make the restaurant service easier, faster, more comfortable and precise for McDonald’s customers. Kiosk is also adapted for persons with disabilities thanks to its flexible layout”. – said Tengiz Kapanadze, Director of McDonalds Georgia.

Dmytro Krepak, country manager for Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia: “McDonald’s has been a reliable partner for Visa in many markets. Visa teamed with McDonald’s to introduce cashless payment option at McDonalds restaurants in many countries across CISSEE. Moreover, together we piloted Visa payWave contactless payments, including mobile Visa payWave, in partnership in Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia and Georgia. When we launched first commercial Visa payWave program in Georgia our expectations were that contactless will help us drive cashless payments in Georgia more efficiently. And today we actually see this happening:
• Georgia enters TOP3 countries in CEMEA on contactless;
• McDonald’s is one of the biggest driver of contactless payments in Georgia with 53% share of contactless payments in total number of transactions made at McDonald’s in September 2016;
By launching the first automatic self-service kiosks in Georgia we make another step to enhance consumer experience”.

Implementation of modern technologies is strategic priority for McDonald's. The Georgian representation is the pioneer in implementation Brands Global innovations among the European countries. —McDonald’s Georgia is one of the first market offering its customers such unique experience.The implementation of the self-ordering Kiosk is a new stage in the service Industry. It gives possibilities for further innovations, which is promised by McDonald’s Georgia to be introduced in nearest future.

McDonald'sGeorgia is one of the first markets to offer local customers all kind of innovations invented globally. For example- new type of service platform integration, which was implemented in 2015 in Georgia, was only active only in several leading countries of Europe.This year McDonald’s Georgia as successful market in adapting brands innovations, hosted the representatives of European countries and shared successful experience with them.



Producer Price Index for Industrial Products in Georgia (October 2016)

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 14:53

In October 2016 the Producer Price Index (PPI) for Industrial Products increased 1.3 percent over September 2016. The index declined 1.9 percent compared to October 2015 and rose 23.7 percent over the 2010 average.
In October prices were 1.3 percent higher compared to previous month for the section of manufacturing, resulting in a 1.06 percentage point contribution to the overall monthly PPI growth. Within the section prices were up for manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products (1.5 percent) and manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (3.2 percent).
Prices for supply of electricity, gas and water showed a 1.4-percent price increase with a contribution of 0.19 percentage points to the overall index change.
The annual PPI rate was mainly affected by price changes for the following sections:
Manufacturing: prices for the section decreased 2.7 percent, contributing -2.21 percentage points to the overall annual index decline. Price decreases were recorded for manufacture of chemical products (-20.9 percent) and manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (-6.6 percent);
Supply of electricity, gas and water: prices for the section increased 4.6 percent and contributed 0.56 percentage points to the overall PPI change.

Head of State Security Service of Georgia Held meeting with British Ambassador to Georgia

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 11:15

Vakhtang Gomelauri, Head of State Security Service of Georgia held an official meeting with Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia, Justin McKenzie Smith.
At the meeting, the importance of existing cooperation between Georgia and the UK was emphasized. The parties discussed current developments taking place in the region and worldwide, as well as spoke on the outlined tendencies. The parties also discussed existing threats and challenges that Georgia and the UK face and underlined the importance of strengthening and enhancing cooperation between relevant security services of the countries. Vakhtang Gomelauri and Justin McKenzie Smith spoke on the future plans and discussed the perspectives of further collaboration.

Georgia: EU project delivers anti-fraud training to migrations officers

Published in Politics
Monday, 14 November 2016 17:18
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has provided training on document security for visa and consular officials from the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the EU-funded “More for More” project. The anti-fraud training was delivered last week to officials currently serving in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kuwait, China, Qatar, South Africa and Jordan. 
Core subjects included document security features, document abuse and impostor detection. Participants were able to engage in active discussions on how to deal with false documents submitted in support of visa applications, passport examination and applications for residence permits. The three-day training was specifically planned by IOM to gather core actors in the border management chain and to obtain a clear understanding of the shared challenges being faced. 
The IOM is the leading intergovernmental organisation in the field of migration dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration. IOM works to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration challenges, and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

Sri Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Dimitri Kumsishvili signed Memorandum of Intent

Published in Politics
Friday, 11 November 2016 15:50

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze held a meeting with Honourable Minister of Civil Aviation of the Republic of India Sri Ashok Gajapathi Raju, who paid a working visit to Georgia, specifically authorized by his government to hold negotiations on a broad spectrum of issues with the  Georgian side. 
During the meeting the Georgian Foreign Minister and the Indian Minister of Civil Aviation spoke about important issues relating to bilateral and multilateral relations, including in the areas of trade and economy, investments, transport, education and culture.
The sides positively assessed the bilateral political consultations held at the level of Deputy Foreign Ministers in Tbilisi, on 25 and 26 July as well as co-operation within the framework of the Georgian-Indian Intergovernmental Economic Cooperation Commission, reaffirming the readiness to further promote the fruitful interaction between the sides in the aforesaid formats, as well as towards intensifying parliamentary and people-to-people contacts.
The sides spoke about the necessity of signing an air traffic agreement between Georgia and India in the near future expressing the intention to prepare a document on free trade and carry out a respective feasibility study.
Within the framework of the Indian delegation’s visit to Georgia, bilateral meetings with President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and First Vice Premier, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsishvili.  Sri Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Dimitri Kumsishvili signed Memorandum of Intent to enhance cooperation between India and Georgia on Civil Aviation Matters.

James Appathurai welcomes NATO-GEO 2016

Published in Politics
Thursday, 10 November 2016 15:15

James Appathurai, NATO Deputy Assisstant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia welcomes NATO-GEO exercise:
“I welcome the start of NATO-GEO 2016, the second NATO-Georgia Exercise, which runs from 10-21 November - another milestone in the long-standing, deep cooperation between NATO and Georgia and further recognition of Georgia' commitment to strong defence, to NATO operations and to international security. For NATO, this reflects the Alliance's commitment to help project stability, share knowledge and expertise and train our forces together. The Joint Training and Evaluation Centre will host the exercise, which involves 350 international personnel from the Georgian Armed Forces, NATO SACT, JFTC, Landcom and many other NATO structures and affiliated centres. NATO-GEO 2016 will train a Georgian led multinational brigade headquarters in planning, coordinating and carring out a crisis response operation in a fictitious environment, through a computer assisted, command post exercise,”-he said.

Democrats and Republicans support Georgia-Nicolas Berliner

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:15

Georgia should know that both of them, Democrats and Republicans support Georgia. This statement was made by the US Deputy Ambassador to Georgia Nicolas Berliner.
As he explained, despite the US Elections result, US and Georgia will actively cooperate.
“It is important Georgia to know that both of them, Democrats and Republicans support Georgia. The sides will cooperate in future,”-he made this comment in Tbilisi today.

Georgia: working to achieve a clean water supply for all

Published in Society
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 10:05
Many parts of Georgia still suffer from irregular water supply, with a significant impact on lives and livelihoods in the towns and villages affected. Now, with EU support, the taps are beginning to run again, delivering clean water to homes and businesses, improving living standards and contributing to regional development. In its latest feature story highlighting the impact of EU cooperation with its Eastern Partners, the EU Neighbours East project speaks to residents and businesses, as well as officials involved in the efforts to upgrade infrastructure.
The second phase of the Water Infrastructure Modernisation project is funded by the European Union, with a grant from the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) and a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB), contributing to the refurbishment and upgrading of municipal water facilities in Georgia.
We welcome the European Union’s efforts to contribute to the regional development of the country by financing vital projects that aim increase the living standards of the citizens of Georgia,” says Makvala Berishvili, from Oni, in western Georgia, whose family hotel business has been transformed by the now reliable supply of water.

Georgia: rural development through cooperatives development

Published in Politics
Monday, 07 November 2016 17:32
The EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) is to organise an Interagency Conference on 8-9 November in Georgian city Kutaisi to discuss lessons learned, methodologies, key findings and the experience of EU assistance in regional development.
The conference will bring together ENPARD actors in Georgia, as well as representatives of government and non-governmental organisations to discuss the development and progress of the Cooperative Development Component in reducing rural poverty in Georgia through support to rural development and agriculture.
Launched in 2012, the EU-funded ENPARD programme aims to boost the production of food and to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. Besides its grants component, the programme also provides direct budget support to the Georgian government for the implementation of its agriculture sector strategy, and brings expertise and know-how to the authorities. 

Georgia to Join Black Sea Security

Published in Politics
Monday, 07 November 2016 15:41

Together with the North-Atlantic community, we are sure to be part of Black Sea Security, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili told the press in his comment on this issue.
According to the Prime Minister, Georgia is engaged in the Black Sea Security Dialogue as set forth at the NATO Summit, with continuous consultations in full swing.
Georgia, according to the Head of Government, may participate in patrolling and other similar operations. "It is very important to us because this process is an inseparable part of our NATO integration," Giorgi Kvirikashvili stated.

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