China helps Georgia equip custom check-points
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 14/ Trend /
China assists Georgia in supplying custom check-points with new modern equipment, in particular roentgen scanner to examine cargos. Such a scanner has been presented in a customs office in Adliya (Adzharia Autonomous Republic).
Minister of Finances Kakha Baindurashvili, Head of Revenue Service Grigol Gobejishvili, Chairman of Adzharia Autonomous Republic's government Levan Varshalomidze and China's ambassador to Georgia Gong Jianwei attended the ceremony of presentation, the Georgian Ministry of Finance said.
People's Republic of China allocated grant to Georgia in amount of $6.5 million in 2008 to install new scanners in Georgian custom check-points. Nearly 11 scanners were bought. Some of them are installed in custom offices in Sarpi, Lagodekhi, Batumi and Poti ports and Kulevi terminal.
The equipment will be installed in Ninotsminda, then in Kazbegi and Guguti in the nearest time. A roentgen scanner will also be installed in railway customs-office.
New equipment greatly simplifies check-up of cargos and allows minimizing illegal cargo transportation, the Ministry of Finance said.
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