05 July 2020,   04:44
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The Prime Minister holds a working meeting on measures in support of winemaking in the midst of a crisis caused by COVID-19

While expecting huge gape yield this year, Government of Georgia is starting preparation for the harvest. The Prime Minister of Georgia held a working meeting on the measures in support of winemaking in the midst of a crisis caused by coronavirus.

Situation witnessed in the wine industry due to the global pandemic has been discussed at the meeting, along with the loss incurred by the sector in the conditions of a declined inflow of tourists.

Steps designed in support of businesses as envisaged in the Anti-Crisis Plan of the Government of Georgia have been discussed in relation with the wine sector.

In addition, concessional agro-credit program has been extended with a decision of the Government of Georgia and it now covers wine industry as well, which will help the wineries in overcoming the problems caused by the pandemic.

As instructed by Giorgi Gakharia, Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia along with all its subsidiaries continues its intensive work to make sure that no problems are encountered in warehousing the grape yield and in getting the public and private sectors most prepared for the harvesting season.

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