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U.S. Government to Provide Flood Recovery Assistance to Georgia

May 25, 2013

 

On Saturday, May 25 USAID’s New Economic Opportunities (NEO) Initiative and the Berry and Fruit Cultures Development Association hosted the Samegrelo Strawberry Festival in Zugdidi, Georgia.  This First Annual Strawberry Festival displayed strawberries harvested in Samegrelo and served as a meeting point for strawberry buyers and sellers all over Georgia.

May 15, 2013

 

The U.S. Government-supported Hydropower Investment Promotion Project (HIPP) held a two-day Cross-Border Electricity Trading Conference to promote private sector led development of the Georgian clean energy industry on May 15 and 16, 2013  in Tbilisi. U.S. Embassy Chargé d'affaires Bridget Brink and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia Kakha Kaladze made remarks to open the conference. 

May 14, 2013

 

On Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 12:00 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Stephen M. Haykin welcomed students and energy companies to a job fair entitled “Energy Education Programs to Support the Workforce in Energy Sector” at Georgian Technical University The job fair is supported by USAID’s New Applied Technology Efficiency and Lighting Initiative (NATELI II) Education Grants Program and aims to develop study programs in the energy sector.

May 11, 2013

 

On May 11, at 11:00 a.m., USAID Mission Director Mr. Stephen M. Haykin joined Mr. Aluda Goglichidze, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and Ms. Marina Ushveridze, Applied Civic Education and Teacher Training Program Director to open the Second National Fair-Conference of the Civics Teachers’ Forum at the Tbilisi Expo Georgia.

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Tbilisi, Georgia – In response to the June 13-14 flooding that devastated Tbilisi, caused tragic loss of life  and destroyed its zoo, the U.S. government—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—is set to provide various forms of flood recovery assistance requested by the government of Georgia.

After close coordination with the Ministry of Finance and Tbilisi Mayor’s office, USAID will send two U.S. Forest Service natural resource teams to Georgia in the next several weeks.  The first team, which arrives next week and includes a geotechnical engineer, watershed specialist, and hydrologist, will conduct an assessment of the flood disaster zone and recommend short-term mitigation steps the government of Georgia can take to minimize future risks.  The second team, which will arrive in two to three weeks and includes zoo specialists, will develop recommendations for safely relocating and modernizing Tbilisi's zoo.

The US government will continue to coordinate with the government of Georgia to identify specific needs related to flood recovery. 

Last updated: October 15, 2015

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