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Conference on Regional Development Issues of Georgia: Achievements and Challenges of Georgia in Regional Development

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Conference on Regional Development Issues of Georgia: Achievements and Challenges of Georgia in Regional Development

21 April 2016

Through the organization of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia and support of UNDP, Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus (SCO), Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) a conference was held on the issues of regional development.

Projects approved within the frames of the “Projects to be implemented in the regions of Georgia” in 2013-2016 were presented at the event. The presentation was made by the Deputy Minister, Tengiz Shergelashvili. A photo-exhibition reflecting infrastructure projects implemented in the regions was also organized.  

Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia delivered an opening speech at the event. Niles Scott, UN resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative also welcomed the participants. The conference was attended by the central and local government members of Georgia as well as the representatives of non-governmental and international organizations.

Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia actively continues working on the development of regions and overcoming regional disparities. It can be proved by the measures taken within the frames of regional development and decentralization reform, works carried out in terms of administrative-territorial arrangement, newly adopted law on the development of high-mountainous regions, etc.   

The conference aimed at presenting those ongoing works and outcomes to the public that the Ministry of Regional Development is carrying out on the way to local self-government reform, approximation with European standards and decentralization.