02 October 2022,   08:08
Prime Minister chairs a grape harvest preparation meeting in 2022

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia chaired a Grape Harvest Preparation Meeting in 2022 at the Government Administration today.

Full readiness of the public and private sectors of winemaking for the organization of the grape harvest was highlighted at the meeting. Specific measures were discussed as well, as they will need to be implemented to make sure that harvest collection is organized and successfully carried out.

It was highlighted that with support of the State, every farmer with a vineyard will be able to achieve yielding sales. Also, stable development trends witnessed in the viticulture and winemaking sector in recent years will also be maintained.

It was noted at the meeting that a Grape Harvest Coordination Task Force will start operation in Telavi on August 25 and will traditionally operate round the clock – 24/7. In line with a decision made by the Government, subsidies for vineyard owners will be continued this year as well. Specific details of the matter will become known at the nearest Executive Government Meeting.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Levan Davitashvili, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Otar Shamugia, Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia; Lasha Khutsishvili, Minister of Finance of Georgia; MP David Songhulashvili, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Sectoral Economy and Economic Policy; MP Irakli Kadagishvili, Majoritarian for Telavi, Akhmeta, Kvareli and Lagodekhi, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Procedural Issues and Rules; Larry Barnabishvili, Department Head for Regional Coverage at the Government Administration of Georgia.