United States to finance modernization of Georgian Coast Guard
The U.S. government has allocated $2 million for upgrading and repairing the Georgian Coast Guard's floating patrol.
U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Kent Logsdon, Georgian Border Police head Gen.-Maj. Zaza Gogava and head of the Adjaran government Levan Varshalomidze will view the first of three floating patrols to be modernized in Batumi.
The assistance coincides with a significant increase in maritime trade and tourism in Batumi and other cities of the Black Sea coast, which has led to the need for a more active Coast Guard, the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi told Trend.
The U.S. government helps the Georgian Coast Guard to ensure a rapid and effective response to maritime incidents, based on the security interests of Georgian citizens and foreign visitors.
The project also contributes to the Black Sea region in terms of economic development and creating new jobs.