20 June 2021,   05:43
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I am happy that the Log in Georgia project launches in the Bakhvi Public School, where an internet connection will be secured from now on - Irakli Garibashvili

From now on, the internet will be available in the Bakhvi Public School. The Government of Georgia, in cooperation with the World Bank, has developed Log in Georgia, a project implemented by Open Net to ensure access to broadband internet networks in the regions.

The Prime Minister during his visit to the school today, emphasized that the country’s overarching internet connection project, which is starting in Ozurgeti Municipality, will from now on enable 29,000 citizens in 49 settlements to enjoy a variety of services.

“As you know, access to the internet is Georgia’s major challenge, and we have chosen Ozurgeti Municipality, Guria to launch the country’s blanket internet connection project. The implementation of this program will enable almost 29,000 citizens in 49 settlements to enjoy such programs and services as e-healthcare, e-education, e-governance, e-commerce, and others. The Government of Georgia, in cooperation with the World Bank, has developed Log in Georgia, a project implemented by Open Net to provide access to broadband internet networks in our regions. Broadband infrastructure allows for providing services to any operator in a free and, I would say, nondiscriminatory manner. Thus, it is an opportunity for the private sector to develop businesses.

I am excited to see this far-reaching project launch here in the Bakhvi Public School, where a constant internet connection will be secured from now on. Fresh out of rehabilitation a few months ago, this school is now equipped with modern technologies and boasts all necessary conditions for fill-scale teaching, athletic activities, and compliance with health and safety standards”, - said Irakli Garibashvili.

According to the Head of Government, the Bakhvi Public School, previously in dire shape, was renovated in 2000 on Sozar Subari’s initiative, through the efforts of School Principal Mzia Vashalomidze, and engagement from Minister of Education Mikheil Chkhenkeli.

“This school was renovated in 2000 through the efforts of Principal Mzia Vashalomidze. Still, it was in dire shape afterward. On Sozar Subari’s initiative, through the efforts of Mzia Vashalomidze, and with engagement from Minister of Education Mikheil Chkhenkeli, of course, today we have a fully upgraded European-style and -standard school” , - he said.

Open Net’s projects will soon continue in Kobuleti Municipality. By 2025, the project will cover about 1,000 settlements, including mountain villages, and the internet will be available to 500,000 citizens.

The Bakhvi Public School was rehabilitated and equipped with modern technologies last September. The school was established in 1870 by Metropolitan Gabriel (Kikodze), and has been named after him. The current building, accommodating 700 students, dates back to 1934. Presently, the school has 120 students.

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