Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Tengiz Shergelashvili, together with the representatives of the local government inspected rehabilitated kindergartens in Kaspi, financed from the Fund of Regional Projects.
In 2014-2016, 26 kindergartens have been fully rehabilitated in the town of Kaspi. Within the frameworks of rehabilitation damaged and amortized kindergarten buildings have been renovated. Dining rooms have been rehabilitated and in, all 26 kindergartens central heating system has been installed. As a result, 1 391 912 GEL have been spent on rehabilitation works and in 2016 almost 1572 kids will be able to walk to modern nursery schools, instead 1040, as it was in 2013.
Vakhtang Kmaladze has left the Republican Party. According to him, there is confrontation in the party how the future activities should continue.
“There is a confrontation and I think that the continuation of our work will be mistake. I don’t plan to say anything more. One what I can say is how the party should continue is future political activities. I will continue my professional life,”-Vakhtang Khmaladze said.
As you know, Davit Usupashvili, Tengiz Shergelashvili and Pridon Sakvarelidze have also left the party.
Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Tengiz Shergelashvili, together with the representatives of the local government inspected rehabilitated kindergartens in Chiatura , financed from the Fund of Regional Projects.
In 2015-2016, 5 kindergarten have been fully rehabilitated in the town of Chiatura. Within the frameworks of rehabilitation damaged and amortized kindergarten buildings have been renovated. Dining rooms have been rehabilitated and in, all three kindergarten central heating system has been installed. As a result, 869 114 GEL have been spent on rehabilitation works and in 2016 almost 1640 kids will be able to walk to modern nursery schools, instead 900, as it was in 2009.
Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Tengiz Shergelashvili and UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia Neil Scott opened the two-day conference related to regional and local development issues.
Results of the SGP over the 2015-16 have been summarized on the conference. The grants allowed NGOs and community organizations to implement the projects aimed to increase civic engagement and socio-economic development of the country. The program included 6 regions - Guria, Racha-Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Kvemo Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Imereti.
Together with the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, "Civil Development Agency" (CIDA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADC) were actively involved during the process of the program implementation.
Quality of roads, public kindergartens, cleaning service and citizen engagement in decision-making are in focus of a research commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) for the South Caucasus and Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and carried out by the Georgian research company ACT in November 2015.
The discussion about key findings of the study on 27 July 2016 brought together representatives of the Georgian Government, Parliament, local authorities, civil society and international organizations.
Niels Scott, Head of UNDP in Georgia, and Tengiz Shergelashvili, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, addressed the participants of an event with welcome remarks.
The comprehensive nation-wide research is based on interviews with 3,800 citizens over the age of 18 in all regions of Georgia. It examines public views about the services that are currently provided by municipalities and central government, provides comparative analysis with the similar study conducted in 2013, and includes recommendations for local authorities based on the perceptions and expectations of citizens.
The research is part of a wider programme supported by UNDP, Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) for the South Caucasus and Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) to assist self-governance reform in Georgia.
The Committees considered the draft organic law on Municipal Code and 173 by-laws, introduced by the Deputy-Regional Minister, Tengiz Shergelashvili. The draft aims at adoption of contextual and terminological terms to the Code. The draft defines authorities of municipalities in education and culture spheres, definition of authority in landlord community and specifies authority of municipalities, as well as specifies authority of municipality in terms of local natural resource management and water resource management is no longer the municipal authority. The draft eliminates inaccuracies in the Code on the terms concerning state control.
Under the current law, the law on Public Servants of 1997 does not apply to the Heads of structural units of the municipal city halls/city boards. The law on Public Service of October 27, 2015 applies to the hereof persons. The new law is to enact on January 1, 2017 but the regulation of par. 4, art. 60 of the Code will apply to these persons. The reporter answered the questions.
MPs asked about natural resources, water and land management delegation etc. The Committees postponed consideration for 2 weeks. The Regional Policy and Self-Government and Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committees considered the 3-month implementation of State Budget 2015.
The Deputy-Finance Minister, Giorgi Kakauridze introduced the macro-economic indices, mixed budget incomes, budgetary expenses and other data:
- GDP average growth constituted 2,3%. Real GDP growth was 0.8% in January, 2.6% in February and 3.4% in March;
- Consumer prices in March increased with 0.7%;
- Foreign trade circulation constituted 2 145 ml USD, less with 7% than preceding years;
- Foreign trade circulation to EU states constitute 712 ml USD, high with 11%;
- Forecast index of mixed budget was defined with 2 186 930,4 k. GEL, mobilized - 2 210 055,6 k. GEL – 101.1%;
- Tax forecast index was defined as 2 002 000,0 k. GEL, mobilized 2 048 517,6 k. GEL – 102.3%;
- Income forecast index was defined as 1 989 912,4 k. GEL, mobilized 2 050 256,9 k. GEL – 103.0%;
- Tax forecast index was defined as 1 869 000,0 k. GEL, mobilized 1 956 491,5 k. GEL – 104.7%;
- Budgetary expenses were defined as 8 543 569.5 k. GEL, allocated assignments constituted 2 032 458.6 k. GEL – 23.8%. Cash expenses constituted 1 935 579.5 k. GEL – 95.2%.
As G. Kakauridze stated, the Ministry of Infrastructure has implementation index of 89%, Environmental Protection Ministry – 92%. He answered the questions. The Environmental and Regional Committees took note of the information. The Regional Committee considered the drafts by Erekle Tripolski and Karlo Kopaliani on: Lawyers; Volunteering; Rules of Procedure of the Parliament with the I reading. E. Tripolski elucidated that the draft on Lawyers aim at compliance with the Code – the term “Local Self-Government Body” to be replaced with “Municipality”. “Inasmuch as local self-government is the right and capacity of the citizens implemented in self-government unit, and self-government unit is the municipality – independent LEPL, thus the term shall be replaced”.