On July 13, the Georgian Orthodox church was celebrated the memorial day of Christ’s 12 apostles.
Due to this celebration the Catholicon- Patriarch of Georgia Ilia the second offered up a prayer in Svetitskhoveli temple.
The patriarch conducted the seventh christening of new born childes in Svetickhoveli yard.
410 new born childes had been christened. More then 2000 childes are christened by the Catholicon-Patriarch of Georgia. This tradition was founded on christening day in 2008.
The memorial day of Christ’s 12 apostles was celebrated in Svetitskhoveli temple
On July 21, Vice-President of Asia development bank Xiaoyu Zhao together with the executive director of world development bank, Lasha Gotsiridze visited Mtkheta-Mtianeti region. They visited some ongoing projects including water supply system rehabilitation project. Koba Badagadze, deputy of Georgian Parliament and Tsezar Chocheli, state representative in Mtskheta – Mtianeti region also accompanied them.
The Rehabilitation of the water supply system in Dusheti is implemented by the Municipality Development Fund (executive Director – Lasha Gotsiridze), in the framework of Municipal Service Development project (MSDP).
The construction works include changing water pipe systems and arranging wells as well as other things.
Final Result of the Project:
The final aim of the rehabilitation of the water supply system project is improve water access in the above mentioned municipality.
Municipal Development Fund of Georgia
Rehabilitation of the Water supply System of Dusheti
On August 1, 2009 “Khinkali” festival was organized in Tianeti. Such festival will have a traditional face in future and will be held in every summer for mount and “Khinkali” amateurs. The festival “Tianetoba” had charitable purpose. The amount that was donated from the festival will be used for rehabilitation of the square of Tianeti.
The event had started with the presentation of Tianeti rehabilitated cultural centre, which was opened by Mr. David Bakradze, The Speaker of The Parliament of Georgia and Mr. Giorgi Abashvili - Gamgebeli of Tianeti Municipality. Later the gusts and hosts moved to the square, where they enjoyed with the beautiful performances. The visitors were able to taste and appraise the various kinds of Khinkali. Local population of Tianeti treating guests with Georgian beer and “zhipitauri” family made vodka. Folklore ensembles and pop musicians participated in this event and made a real festive mood to the guests. Sport-entertaining events were also conducted here such as: Georgian “wrestling”, “lakhti“(the national game) “gorgaoba” and horse race. Besides the government officials and Diplomatic Mission representatives the Tianeti Festival was attended by many amateurs of mountains and traditions. The aim of the festival was to develop national traditions, agro-tourism, attract investors and tourists and resorts infrastructure. The festival started at 12:00 and lasted until late night.
The Young Movement of Mtskheta is going to light a fire today at 12 o’ clock in Mtskheta next to Bebristsikhe. They will express a protest against the events, which was made by Russia against Georgia in August 2008.
The society which will be around the fire will respect the memory of the people, who were perished in the war (candles will be lighted).
According to anniversary of Russian aggression against Georgia will be Stopped traffic movement at 15 o’clock for some minutes in whole Georgia and in Mtskheta too. Society will have am opportunity with this action to respect once again the people, who were perished in the war. At the same time will be rung the bells of sorrow in every church of Georgia.
For the purpose of tourism development, the constriction woks of sport complex have been completed in Sioni settlement.
The modern interior of football, tennis and volleyball stadiums will cause pleasant and more comfortable conditions for tourists during the summer.
The construction works were done by Ltd “New Energy” and the needed amount for construction works was allotted from the reserve fund of president.
The presentation of new sport complex was held in 13 August in Sioni. The Governor of Mtskheta-Mtianeti region together with the representatives from local self government of Tianeti attended this presentation and congratulates to population of Sioni and tourists the openings of new complex.
The constriction woks of sport complex have been completed in Sioni
On September 1, 2009, by the initiative of U.S supported organization “Counterpart International, humanitarian Assistance program (CHAP) and non-governmental organization “Adamiani” was organized joint humanitarian action in Mtskheta in the park of House of Culture. In the framework of this action new wheelchairs and other humanitarian aids were delivered to the vulnerable disabled people. The above mentioned aids were donated to “Counterpart International” by the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Charities)”.
108 disabled local and by the results of Russian military aggression to Georgia, IDPs people were gifted wheelchairs. The total costs of wheelchairs are $6,372.00.
Different organizations, which are supported by the U.S. Department of State, such as ACTS, IRD, Hellenicare and UMCOR delivered to the mostly needed families varies kind of assistance, among them: hygienic, school kits, household supplies and others.
The representatives of U.S. Embassy in Georgia, donor organizations, the organization, which is supported by the U.S department of State and representatives of local government were attended this event.
Wheelchairs were delivered to disabled people in Mtskheta.
On September the 3, president of Georgia Micheil Saakashvili has opened the paper producing factory in Tserovani. Neoprint Ltd. was in charge of the project. The one million Lari funding for the construction project was granted to the owner of Neoprint, Ltd. by the state based on a reduced rate financing scheme. This project is due to employ approximately 150 displaced individuals from Akhalgori and Tskinvali (settled in Tserovani). It is going to be the first factory of its kind in the South Caucasus that will make paper products using foreign materials for the market.
President has seen the new factory and expressed his wish to be this factory and its staff successful.
The president of Georgia has opened paper produsing factory in Tserovani
On September 5-6, “Georgian poetry night” was conducted in Vazha-Pshavela’s village Chargali. The event was conducted to celebrate poets’ 148 anniversary. Well-known Georgian poets, theatre and musical groups were participated in this event.
The organizer and initiator of this event were Vazha-Pshavela museum and local Administration of Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The “Georgian poetry night” was conducted in the museum’s adjacent territory. The special camp was organized for the participants of this event and was devoted to the Georgian poetry. Apart from this, the horse race was conducted with the participation of media and government representatives. The winners of the horse race were awarded with memorable prizes. Presents were delevired also to those people, who had the best knowledge of Vazha–Pshavela’s poetry.
The Georgia poetry Nighr” was leaded by the well-known Georgian poet Rati Amaghlobeli and actor Tsisana Kotilaidze.
The evening, which was devoted to Vazha-Pshavela has started in 5 September in Chargali and lasted the whole night.
“Georgian poetry night” in Chargali
On September 12, the public holiday “Kazbegoba” has been conducted in Stepantsminda settlement. The event was devoted to the outstanding Georgian writer Aleksandre Kazbegi and popularization of Khevi’s traditions. The event was conducted by the initiative of Kazbegi Gamgeoba Municipality and state representative - Governor of Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The Georgian Catholicon Patriarch Ilia II blessed the people who attended the event and then he sanctify the grave of Aleksandre Kazbegi.
The event started at 12:00 in Stepantsminda settlement and the participants of this event was folklore ensembles of Mtskheta, Dusheti, Kazbegi, Tianeti , Akhalgori, and special invited singers.
Apart from this, sport events were also conducted, such as wrestling and horse racing.
The representatives of government and parliament and public men were invited to attend public holiday “Kazbegoba”.
The whole day lasted the event and all tourists had an opportunity to enjoy and see this beautiful part of Georgia.
The public holiday “Kazbegoba” has been conducted in Stepantsminda settlement
On September 19-20, public holiday “Shatiloba” was conducted. The event was organized by the joint initiative of Dusheti municipality, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Administration and Department of Georgian Tourism and Resorts.
The concert was leaded by the Poet Rati Amaglobeli. The event was supported by the Tbilisi City Administration, Department of Georgian Tourism and Resorts, brewery “Natakhtari” and TV Company “Channel 1”.
According to the program food supplies/ restaurants were organized on the whole territory of “Shatili”. There were arranged trade exhibition of traditional superiors.
Khevsurian women were showing guests the working process of traditional handwork.
The guests could taste national foods “Khavitsi” and “Khinkali”.
There was also a demonstration of traditional Khevsurian wedding. Later was conducted a gala performance where participated Georgian pop singers and folklore ensembles. On September 20, early in the morning, the monks offered up the prayer.
Many local and foreign guests presented the public holiday in Shatili
On September 19-20, public holiday “Shatiloba” was conducted
On October 2, the president of Georgia Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili visited Mskheta. He visited the historical district of Mtkheta and saw rehabilitations works there. The president also met with local population.
The rehabilitation works of historical parts of Mtkheta consists of some stages, which includes the rehabilitation works of facade, yards, and communications.
At this time the rehabilitation works of “Svetitskhoveli” adjacent territory have been finished. Facade and interior of this territory was completely changed, which is very good for future development of tourism and infrastructure development.
The finances for rehabilitation of historical part of Mtskheta were allotted by the reserve fund of president and local budget.
The rehabilitation works of Mtskheta city will be finished in 2-3 years.
President of Georgia was visited Mtskheta
On October 14, religious holiday “Svetisckhovloba” and public holiday “Mtskhetoba was traditionally conducted.
By the initiative of Mtskheta-Mtianeti administration and local self-government were conducted various events in Mtskheta. In “Svetisckhoveli” cathedral was conducted ceremonial prayer. On the central road of Mtskheta was displayed ceramics, felt, library books and paintings.
At the same time Cultural House of Mtkheta municipality, clubs and schools presented various performances in the Mtskheta “Teatroni” territory. Creative teams from Mtskheta-Mtianeti region (Dusheti, Tianeti, Kazbegi) also presented concerts and various performances.
The local population welcomed guests with Georgian and European food.
There were also various performances: circus performance, mask theatre performance, pantomime performance, performance of personages of fairy tale heroes. There were also sports performances: georgian wrestling, karate, boxing, volleyball, chess, football, rugby, backgammon, georgian traditional fighting sport “Khridoli” and others. There worked attractions for kids.
The event was finished by the gala-performance where Georgian folklore and pop singers participated.
Public holiday Mtskhetoba was conducted on October the 14th
172 anniversary celebration was conducted on November the 8th in Saguramo museum. The Georgian writers and public representatives were attended to the event. Ceremonial public prayer was conducted in the monastery named after Ilia the truth. Afterwards the guests once again reminded the live and creative work of the outstanding creator. At this day people were awarded in different fields of culture, in which the most respectable reward was the “Medal of Ilia”. The main reward was given to famous Georgian film director Robert Sturua, this year. This kind of event has been conducted several years in Saguramo and hope in future it will have traditional face.
172 anniversary celebration was conducted on November the 8th in Saguramo
In January the 20th, the initiative group with the support of Kazbegi rayon authorities, presented the eveining of the memory, which was dedicated to Aleksandre Kazbegi. The event was held in the spiritual and intellectual development youth centre, which is based on Saint Sameba temple.
The evening was dedicated to the 162 anniversary from the birth of Aleksandre Kazbegi. In this event were taking part scientist-researchers: Valerian Itonishvili, Rostom Chkheidze, Beka Khangoshvili, Nana Valishvili, Amiran Arabuli, Lado Minashvili, Mikheil Kurdiani, Erekle Saghliani, Naira Pibieva;
Singers: Teona Kumsiashvili, Gela Daiauri, Siltan Borchashvili;
Poets: Tengo Avsajanishvili, Nino Marsagishvili, Lia Bedoshvili.
At the evening was also presented the miniatures of the icon-painter Liza Chqareuli, which was dedicated to the creative works of Aleksandre Kazbegi.
The folklore ensembles “Jvaruli”, Didebai”, “Gogochurebi” and “Shemoqmedi” also participated in this event.
The Georgian Catholicos patriarchy Ilia the Second was attended this evening and he blessed the people, who were attending the evening.
The evening of the memory dedicated to Aleksandre Kazbegi
On March 11 was conducted the press conference in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Administration. The major part of the conference was dedicated to the accusations which were expressed by the leaders of labor party towards government representative in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, Tsezar Chocheli and local self-government of Dusheti municipality. The main accusation towards government representative in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region and governor of Dusheti municipality was illegal delivery of old gas pipeline on the same territory. Accordingly, Sakrebulo Chairman of Dusheti municipality, Zurab Tskaruashvili organized in return press conference and stated that this is a dirty aspersion from the leaders of the Labor Party. The Dusheti Sakrebulo Chairman presented all documentations to the media representatives, where the delivery of above mentioned objects was implemented in accordance to the Georgian law and some of them still belong to the government.
Press conference was conducted in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regional Administration
On March 12 the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has opened sport complex and a hotel “Olympic House” in Dusheti.
According to the president the sport complex will create working places for the population of Dusheti municipality, serve Georgian Olympic team for better preparation and sport development.
President stated that “if there is not working places, people will leave Dusheti and because of this we decided to build here the sport centre”.
President also stated: “the big hall of the sport complex is already opened and we are planning to open the second hall, this will create working places for local people. We are starting to invest money in sport and will do everything for development of the sport.
The part of the sport complex and the hotel Olympic house have been working since February 15.
On March 12 the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has opened sport complex and a hotel “Olympic House” in Dusheti
The living houses were flooded and seeding was destroyed in villages of Mtskheta rayon (Ksovrisi, Dzalisi, Mukhrana and Misaktsieli) because of the big rain. The IDPs in Tserovani also suffered a lot because of the big rains. According to the local population the rain totally flooded their houses. The Mtkheta-Mtianeti governer, Tsezar Chocheli visited the suffered population and promise to help them.
The big rain also was in Dusheti municipality. In particular in Pshavi, in village Katsalkhevi was landslide. Sublime gorge damaged the part of the motorway in Abanoskhevi-Lapanaantkari. The motorway was also damaged in Village Toncha. Rafts were destroyed because of the sublime river Narekvavi. The vineyards and living houses were flooded.
Landslide in Chartali closed the motorway and the whole village is isolated from the part of Georgia.
Some villages in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region were flooded because of the big rain