New program provides financial and technical support to women in the Marneuli and Lagodekhi Municipalities

Published in Economics
Wednesday, 17 August 2022 14:55

The Rural Development Agency is launching a new program, providing financial and technical support to women, who are willing to set up a greenhouse in the Marneuli and Lagodekhi Municipalities. 

According to the administration of the Rural Development Agency, the program aims to integrate economically inactive women from Marneuli and Lagodekhi municipalities and help them to become full-fledged members of society, improve their socio-economic status and stimulate women's involvement in agricultural activities.

The pilot program was developed within the framework of the UN Women project " Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus". The Swiss and Austrian Development and Cooperation Agencies funded the project.
The total budget of the program amounts to USD 300,000, out of which USD 240,000 is donor financial resources, and USD 60,000 – is the participation of the Rural Development Agency.
According to the program, female beneficiaries will have the opportunity to set up a greenhouse on a small plot of land and produce agricultural products throughout the year for further sale.
The financing of the Agency shall be not more than 90%, not more than GEL 25,000 per beneficiary for setting up a greenhouse. Under the program, the plot of at least 200 square meters will be financed for the arrangement/building of a greenhouse.
The potential beneficiary can be an adult woman, not more than 60 years old, who owns or co-owns a plot of land not exceeding 5,000  square meters.
Within the program, technical assistance will be provided to the beneficiaries - a theoretical course on greenhouse management and maintenance of specific crops, also practical training for specific crops.
The priority will be given to those women who have the status of socially vulnerable or have a minor child(ren)while reviewing applications of the potential beneficiaries. 


Minister of Education of the Azerbaijan E. Amrullayev visited Marneuli as part of his official visit to Georgia

Published in Education
Tuesday, 22 February 2022 13:28
Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Emin Amrullayev visited Marneuli as part of his official visit to Georgia. The Minister visited the Integration Center of Azerbaijanis of Georgia (GAIM).
Executive Director Orkhan Pirverdiyev gave detailed information to the minister about the activities of the center. And. Amrullayev got acquainted with the classrooms of GAIM and met with the teachers and students. Faig Guliyev, the extraordinary and authoritative ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia, also participated in the meeting with the Minister.
During the meeting, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Georgia Faig Guliyev said that President Ilham Aliyev always keeps the social situation of Azerbaijanis living in Georgia in attention and in this direction, the joint part between the relevant organizations of both countries It's taken away.
Minister Emin Amrullayev also noted that the problems of Azerbaijani schools operating in Georgia are kept in mind. It has been stated that the Georgian and Azerbaijani people have historically lived in peace and friendship conditions and friendly relations are the common value of both countries. "It is normal to have issues among friends to discuss. After independence was achieved, it was important to discuss issues under a new angle," the minister said.
Integration Center for Azerbaijanis of Georgia

Irakli Garibashvili: Our Azerbaijani brothers and the Azerbaijani state are not just a neighboring country-we are strategic partners implementing important projects (Video)

Published in Economics
Monday, 20 September 2021 09:52

SOCAR bears exceptional social responsibility, having implemented numerous socially important projects for the benefit of our population in various regions of the country, as once again evidenced by this day, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated in his speech at the opening ceremony of a new sports complex in the village of Kizilajlo, Marneuli Municipality.
The Head of Government emphasized the importance of SOCAR's initiatives to Georgia, adding that the company has invested hundreds of millions of USD in Georgia to carry out important work.
"It is a great honor to be here today. I would like to thank our very special guest for being with us today. Mister Rovnag Abdullayev is our country's friend representing SOCAR, one of the largest investors in our country. SOCAR, having invested hundreds of millions of dollars n our country, is carrying out important work in Georgia. Notably, SOCAR bears exceptional social responsibility, having implemented numerous socially important projects for the benefit of our population in various regions of the country, as once again evidenced by this day. We are in the village of Kizilajlo, Marneuli Municipality, and today we will open this wonderful, important present for our population, a modern European-standard sports complex, a wonderful present to our youth. That is why, once again, I would like to thank Mister Rovnag Abdullayev and SOCAR. Of course, we are interested in promoting healthy living among young people, and this is a very important asset acquired. I want to inform our population, our people, that today Mister Rovnag Abdullayev will open a newly built kindergarten in the village of Kabali with financing from SOCAR. This important project was launched just a year ago, and today it is already finalized. The project's cost in 3 million GEL. It is a very good example illustrating and brotherhood, friendship, and cooperation. Our Azerbaijani brothers and the Azerbaijani state are not just a neighboring country-I always say that Azerbaijanis are our brothers, and we have excellent relations; we are strategic partners implementing important projects. Together with SOCAR, the Georgian Government is implementing gasification work of unprecedented proportions throughout the country, and our cooperation is very productive," Irakli Garibashvili said. 
The guests attending the opening of the sports complex were also addressed by SOCAR CEO Rovnag Abdullayev, who conveyed greetings from President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the population of Kizilajlo. Rovnag Abdullayev also emphasized the conditions put in place by the Georgian Government for Azerbaijan have resulted in 1 billion and 200 million invested by Azerbaijan in Georgia. According to him, the friendship and oneness of mind between the Governments of Azerbaijan and Georgia are as exemplary as ever, and the two countries enjoy commendable cooperation in strategic and other factors. As the CEO of SOCAR pointed out, Georgia's gasification stands at 90%, a result found only in a handful of countries around the globe, and this has been made possible thanks to active assistance from the Georgian Government.
The new sports complex in the village of Kizilajlo was built and handed over to the state free of charge by SOCAR Energy Georgia.
The complex incorporates an indoor multifunctional athletic space for a variety of sports, such as basketball, mini football, handball, volleyball, and wrestling. The sports complex will also feature seating areas for spectators, locker rooms, showers, and sanitary areas, a storage room for equipment, and an administrative section. The building covers a total of 1,157 m2, and its cost exceeds 3 million GEL. A football stadium near the sports complex has also been fully renovated by SOCAR.
The event in the village of Kizilajlo was attended by SOCAR CEO Rovnag Abdullayev, General Director of SOCAR Energy Georgia Mahir Mammedov, Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Georgia Faig Guliyev, representatives of Georgia's executive and legislative, and State Representative in Kvemo Kartli Shota Rekhviashvili.

Press Service of the Government Administration

The opening ceremony of the freestyle wrestling tournament named after Heydar Aliyev was held in Georgia

Published in Sport
Monday, 10 May 2021 15:38
On May 2021, 9-10, a friendly tournament on Heydar Aliyev on free wrestling involving the Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia will be held.
The tournament organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Georgia, SOCAR Georgia and the Union of Azerbaijani Athletes of Georgia was opened in Marneuli on May 9
At the beginning of the opening ceremony of the freestyle wrestling tournament dedicated to the 98th anniversary of the birth of Great Leader Heydar Aliyev, Georgia and Azerbaijan's national anthem were sung.
Seymur Ilyasli, the first secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Georgia, who later told the opening speech of the tournament, stated that the tournament was held for the first time among young people on free wrestling dedicated to the memory of Great Leader Heydar Aliyev in Marneuli. On this occasion, athletes from different regions and villages have come to Marneuli, and the real holiday mood is in the region.
S. S. Ilyasli said that Great Leader Heydar Aliyev has always paid great attention to sports, which is an important tool for spiritual education, physical and mental development of young people. He stated that as a result of the attention and care shown by the National Leader to sports and physical education, the three-colored flag of Azerbaijan is waving in the most important international competitions.
S. S. The head of our state, who is a worthy follower of the Great Leader of Ilham Aliyev, has stated that he has continuous support for the development of young people and their preparation in order to achieve high results in international sports arenas.
The diplomat emphasized that the participation of this tournament in Marneuli is not random, and that every tournament held gives a big boost to the development of sports, and after each tournament, a massive stream of sports will begin.
S. S. As the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev emphasized, he is the President of every Azerbaijani living in the world. He said that, the desire of many of our compatriots living in Georgia to participate in this tournament today makes us very happy, we want each of our compatriots, every youth, every child, to participate in sports and win. He wished the athletes good luck on the occasion of the opening of this tournament.
At the opening ceremony of the tournament, Chief judge of the Georgian Wrestling Federation, as well as Chairman of the Georgian Union of Azerbaijani Sportsmen Tofig Akbarov, expressed that the sports holiday dedicated to the memory of Great Leader Heydar Aliyev was met with great joy in the region, and they would be grateful for the implementation of these events on this scale.
It should be noted that, about 150 sports clubs of 16 kg weight categories are participating in the tournament. Winners of the tournament will be awarded with trophies, medals and certificates. The award ceremony of the tournament will be held on May 10, 2021 in the gym of the AtaHolding building in Marneuli.

Georgians remember 20 January tragedy in Azerbaijan

Published in Society
Monday, 20 January 2020 20:30

Three decades have passed since the 20 January tragedy in Baku, known as Black January.

People in Marneuli Municipality also remembered the Black January developments in Baku. The event attended by representatives of the Embassy of Azerbaijan and members of different organizations was conducted under the aegis of the Azerbaijan Center in Georgia.

A video collage of the 20 January tragedy developments was presented at the event, and later floral tributes were placed at the cemetery of Vapadar Eminov, who participated in both 20 January and 9 April events.

Today, Azerbaijanis commemorated the 30th anniversary of Black January, a bloody crackdown by Soviet troops on Azerbaijani activists. 

On 20 January 1990, the Soviet Union army raided peaceful Azerbaijani protesters, killing 131 people, wounding and injuring 744 and incarcerating at least 400. Black January is considered the day of the birth of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 


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EU and Georgian Government launch pilot green waste separation, collection and recycling project in Marneuli

Published in Society
Friday, 22 March 2019 10:47

A new waste separation, collection and recycling pilot project was launched in the Georgian city of Marneuli last week.

The aim of the project is to assist the Marneuli composting plant in improving the collection of green waste from local residents and municipal institutions.

This will be done by purchasing 30 containers, to be placed in different areas of the Marneuli, as well as 120 bins to be distributed among target residents and kindergartens for the collection of food waste.

The goal is to effectively utilise the green waste that currently goes into regional landfills – approximately 50% of total landfill – as compost, thereby also cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.

The project was launched by Carl Hartzell, EU Ambassador to Georgia, and Khatia Tsilosani, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, as well as local government representatives including the Deputy of the State Representative-Governor in Kvemo Kartli Region and the Mayor of Marneuli.

The pilot initiative was designed and is supported by the EU-funded "Technical assistance for the improvement of waste management systems in Georgia" project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Marneuli Composting Plant and the local government.

Georgia: EU supports integration of national minorities by producing textbooks

Published in Politics
Friday, 28 April 2017 10:37

The EU/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Civic Integration of National Minorities in Georgia and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages” has produced new bilingual textbooks for kindergarten children. The textbooks have been handed out to kindergartens in the Marneuli, Ninotsminda, Akhalkalaki and Akhaltsikhe Municipalities, based on a preliminary needs assessment.
The set of five bilingual textbooks has been produced in 13 minority languages. The e-versions are available on the project’s website and more than 10,500 copies have already been printed and distributed. In the case of the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian-language kindergartens, the teaching materials are also designed to support children to develop proficiency in Georgian.
Municipality heads expressed their gratitude for receiving the new bilingual textbooks, stressing that these educational resources are necessary and practical for the kindergartens and also represent an effective step towards civic integration of national minorities.

“I call to special forces not to touch civilian population"-Paata Burchuladze

Published in Politics
Saturday, 08 October 2016 19:10

“I call to special forces not to touch civilian population. Prime Minister should admit defeat –this statement was made by the Leader of State for People Paata Burchuladze.
“There is total rigging process in elections. I call to all to keep calm and I call the special forces not to touch citizens. Today, the government finds itself very difficult but it should admit defeat,”-Paata Burchuladze said. According to him, all the ballots are rigged in Marneuli. 


Published in Justice
Monday, 19 September 2016 17:30

The officers of Tbilisi Patrol Police Department, Isani-Samgori Division, Kvemo Kartli Police Department and Kvemo Kartli division of Patrol Police Department as a result of jointly held immediate operative-searching activities, detained previously convicted: L.G. (DoB 1973) and Sh. L. (DoB 1974) for committing armed assault in group.
Investigation established that on October 17, two armed persons, covering their faces in masks, broke into “Smart” trading center where branches of “Bank of Georgia” and “Liberty Bank” are located and stole large amount of cash. Detainees also appropriated Honda made vehicle owned by the citizen O.B. and left the crime scene.
Law enforcers managed to detain Sh. L. on the second day in Shaumiani village, Marneuli, while L.G. was detained at “Sadakhlo” border crossing point. L.G. has also been exposed for committing other crime in the past. Police already seized part of the stolen sum and car as evidence.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of armed assault, article 179, II and III parts of the Criminal Code.

Prime Minister visited intoxicated persons hospitalized in Marneuli

Published in Society
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 14:20

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili conducted a late night visit in the Marneuli district hospital, where several dozen of persons, including children were placed after food poisoning.
Head of the Government asked about their health condition and noted that investigation into the case has already started.
Prime Minister was informed that around 200 people were intoxicated and as a result, Marneuli hospitals are fully mobilized. Meanwhile, several patients, whose health condition was comparably grave, were moved to Tbilisi. Ministry of Healthcare is fully engaged in the process. According to the doctors, patients' lives are not in danger.
"I would like to reassure everyone that there is nothing to worry about. Apparently, intoxication is quite serious, the investigation into the case has already been launched. Samples of food and beverages are sealed. It will be more than interesting to establish reasons of this incident," - Prime Minister noted.
State Representative-Governor of Kvemo Kartli region, Paata Khizanishvili accompanied the Prime Minister during his late night visit in the hospital.

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