Kazakhstan to Supply Grains for Georgia via Baku: Minister
Kazakhstan, Astana, 19 February / corr Trend K.Konirova / Georgia and Kazakhstan have agreed to supply Kazakh grain to Tbilisi in the near future through the Caspian Sea via Baku. Petre Tziskarishvili, the Georgian Agriculture Minister, informed Trend correspondent in Astana that he had reached an agreement with his counterpart in Kazakhstan, Ahmetjan Yesimov, that 20,000-30,000 tons of Kazakh grain will be supplied to Georgia through the Caspian Sea by ferry via Baku.
According to Tziskarishvili, the grain will be supplied to Tbilisi to be purchased to Georgian seed-vessel owners in line with their requirements. Georgia's annual demand for grains is 45,000 tons.
With respect to the construction of the grain terminal in Poti port the Georgian Minister said that work here was implemented by 20%. "Construction will be intensified in spring," Tziskarishvili said.
The construction of the grain terminal in Poti will be completed by the end of the year.