Georgia receives wheat stock via Poti port
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 7
By Tamilla Mammadova - Trend:
Georgia has received 6,000 tonnes of wheat via Poti port on May 6, Trend reports via Georgian media.
As reported, additional 12,000 tonnes of wheat is expected to be delivered in the near future.
The wheat was imported by Bevrili Group, a Georgian company that processes flour and produces bread products.
With its 250 employees, Bevrili Group produces 10 types of bread, 11 types of pastry and 16 types of cookies.
In the period of nationwide state of emergency, the company follows all the state and healthcare regulations aimed to avoid the coronavirus transmission.
Bevrili Group has donated 100,000 lari (about $32 million) to the StopCov Fund which was created on March 23 in Georgia to cope with challenges sparked by the coronavirus.
Levan Silagava, executive director of the Georgian Flour Producers Association earlier said that Georgia will not face wheat shortage due to the wheat export restrictions imposed by Russia.
According to Silagava, Russia has limited wheat exports to Georgia and the country's quota of 7 million tons was reached on April 26; however, the export of wheat from Russia will continue for about a month.
He added that Minister of Agriculture Levan Davitashvili is in talks with the United States to arrange import of 50,000 tons of wheat in about a month and a half.
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