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Levan Davitashvili got acquainted with RMG production process

The Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili visited Kazreti, where he got familier  with the companies’ RMG Copper and RMG Gold production process. At the meeting, the representatives of the companies addressed to some of the most pressing environmental issues, the Minister got acquinted with the environmental action plan formulated by the company."Employees of the different agencies of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture expressed their interest in RMG's activities. In 2015-2016 a number of violations were identified in several directions. We have discussed these violations and the ways to make them correct. We wished to see critical points, problems and rapair mechanisms developed by the company, also a solution made within a reasonable time frame, that we will further discuss with experts "- Levan Davitashvili said.According to the executive director of the company, Joni Shubitidze, RMG has developed an environmental action plan together with the international company Golder Associates.Levan Davitashvili along with the Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Nino Tandilashvili, Head of the Environmental Supervision Service, Irakli Mukniashvili and representatives of other agencies of the Ministry attended the event.
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Solomon Pavliashvili visited Imereti region

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Solomon Pavliashvili visited Imereti region where he met with the representatives of local self-government and informational-consultation service centers. The participants discussed challenges and solutions in the field of agriculture , as well asactivities planned for 2018 against the invasion of the Asian stink bug. The Ministry will coordinately work with the representatives of the local self-government and regional administration to fight against the invasive pest. Monitoring systems will be installed and measures will be planned according to the achieved results.
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Minister paid a visit to Thailand

The Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili  held a meeting with Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).Dr. Shamshad Akhtar thanked Levan Davitashvili for active involvement in the 5th Forum of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and expressed hope that Georgia as a regional hub for Europe and Asia will usethe UN ESCAP platform to further deepen political and economic relations in Asia-Pacific countries. According to the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, the next UN ESCAP Regional sub-committee meeting will be held in Tbilisi.As the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Giorgi Sharvashidze stated at the meeting, Georgia is ready to host UN ESAP Executive Secretary Dr. Shamshad Akhtar in July, under the frame of the Open Governance Forum.The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Giorgi Sharvashidze and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Archil Dzuliashvili together with Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili attended the meeting.Levan Davitashvili chaired the 5th Forum of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission (ESCAP) on 28-30 March in Bangkok, capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, which will be closed today.About 600 representatives from the UN ESCAP member states, international organizations and NGOs are involved in the forum- with the main focus on sustainable development goal and future plans for enhancing global cooperation.
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Presentation of the OECD report

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Nino Tandilashvili attended the presentation of the report "Mobilization of Financial Resources for Climate Change Action in Georgia" which was presented by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).The Deputy Minister thanked the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Government for organizing the event. Nino Tandilashvili underlined the importance of attracting financing resources in the sphere of climate change and drew her attention to the private sector initiatives to support green initiatives.The importance of elaborating the main policy document on climate change and attracting financing resources was brought forward at the meeting.The experts in climate change related issues along with the representatives of public, private and non-governmental sector attended the meeting.
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Levan Davitashvili met with Thai Counterpart in Bangkok

Under the frame of his working visit to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili met with the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Grisada Boonrach. At the meeting, the sides have been focused on the existing potential of cooperation between the two countries. The meeting was held at the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Thailand.Levan Davitashvili brought forward reforms implemented in Georgia and the achievements in the economic sphere and stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral economic relations with Thailand as a leading country in the region.The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia to share it’s experience in the environmental field, also issues related to the effective management of forest and water resources to discuss with Thai partners is very important for us -said the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand.The Thai Minister noted, that he is aware of the high quality of Georgian wine and expressed readiness to support Georgian products in the Kingdom of Thailand.The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to India, Bangladesh, the Kingdom of Thailand, Archil Dzuliashvili accompanied Levan Davitashvili in Thailand and attended the meeting.  
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Georgia chairs the United Nations ESCAP Forum in Bangkok

The Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission (ESCAP)  was opened by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili in Bangkok, capital of Thailand Kingdom.  The participants have been focused on the implementation of sustainable development goals  (SDG) and highlighted results achieved by different countries.Under the frame of the development of the national policy, the Minister drew his attention to the introduction of a set of indicators for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. The Minister underlined the importance of the recent reforms carried out by the Georgian government and brought forward challenges related to achieving sustainable development goals by 2030.The Minister thanked the representatives of the international and non-governmental organizations, governments of different countries for participating in the forum and for the reforms implemented in the environmental field and expressed hope for future cooperation.The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Giorgi Sharvashidze and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Archil Dzuliashvili together with Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Levan Davitashvili attended the forum.Levan Davitashvili held bilateral meetings with the representatives of Thailand, UN and other participating countries. At the ESCAP headquarter pavilion, the National Stand was arranged specially for Georgian partners, where the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia made a presentation on successful projects, which also included tasting / degustation of Georgian wines and sweets.The Annual Conference and High Level Forum in connection with the United Nations New Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) organized by the UN Commission is held in the headquarter of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand.The forum brings forward issues related to the development of the new UN agenda for 2015-2030, regional consultations for the implementation of sustainable development goals, as well as deepening trade-economic, social and political relations between member states.The three-day forum (28-30 March) engaging up to 600 representatives of ESCAP member states, international organizations and NGOs is focused on issues of sustainable development and the future plans to deepen International cooperation. The motto of the Fifth Forum of Sustainable Development  is "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies" in Asia and Pacific. 
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Solomon Pavliashvili visited Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Shida Kartli regions

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Solomon Pavliashvili visited Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Shida Kartli regions where he met with the regional governors, representatives of local self-government and informational-consultation service centers. At the meeting, the participants discussed challenges and solutions in the field of agriculture, as well as activities planned for 2018 against the invasion of the Asian stink bug. The Ministry will coordinately work with the representatives of the local self-government and regional administration to fight against the invasive pest. Monitoring systems will be installed and measures will be planned according to the achieved results.