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Elguja Khokrishvili:
“We are carrying out GEL 42 million worth of work in Tskaltubo which includes the renovation and rehabilitation of historical buildings, roads and drainage channels. The projects will be finished by the end of the year.”

On 17 July 2014, the then Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (now the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia) visited Maestro channel’s Business Contact where he elaborated on regional infrastructural projects including the Tskaltubo project: “We are carrying out GEL 42 million worth of work in Tskaltubo which includes [...]

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Nodar Khaduri:
“We signed a treaty with the World Bank and received a concessionary loan which means we will pay a very low interest for the first 15 years. This loan will facilitate the construction of an additional 200 km of roads.”

On 23 July 2014, during the plenary session of the Parliament, the Minister of Finance of Georgia, Nodar Khaduri, presented the budget implementation reports of 2013 and the first half of 2014. The Minister also answered the questions of the MPs. About the infrastructure projects, Mr Khaduri stated: “We signed a treaty with the World [...]

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Davit Onoprishvili:
“The monthly gross wage of a Parliamentarian is GEL 2,000 and the take-home pay is GEL 1,600. Bonuses have not been awarded in the Parliament of Georgia since the beginning of 2013.”

At the 24 July 2014 plenary session of the Parliament, the Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, Davit Onoprishvili, made a statement: “The monthly gross wage of a Parliamentarian is GEL 2,000 and the take-home pay is GEL 1,600. Bonuses have not been awarded in the Parliament of Georgia since the beginning of 2013. [...]

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Nodar Khaduri:
“We paid GEL 416.2 million more in pensions and spent GEL 158.3 million more on healthcare. This is a 57.1% growth since 2011.”

On 23 July 2014, during the plenary session of the Parliamentary Committee, the Minister of Finance of Georgia, Nodar Khaduri, stated that in total, GEL 416.2 million more was paid in pensions and GEL 158.3 million more was spent on healthcare which was a 57.1% growth since 2011. FactCheck took interest in Mr Khaduri’s statement [...]

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Elguja Khokrishvili:
“The number of locals employed on this construction site (Kobuleti bypass) is very high. As of today, 70% of the people employed on the construction of the bypass are Georgian citizens.”

The then Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Elguja Khokrishvili, visited the second lot construction site of the Kobuleti bypass road and checked the progress made there. “The number of locals employed on this construction site (Kobuleti bypass) is very high. The creation of jobs for local people is highly important for us [...]

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Irakli Gharibashvili:
“Export to the European Union increased by 57% in the first six months. This is an all-time record. Export constituted 65% last year. These are the highest numbers in ten years.”

On 26 July 2014, during his speech at an extra plenary session of the Parliament, Irakli Gharibashvili made a statement: “Export to the European Union increased by 57% in the first six months. This is an all-time record. Export constituted 65% last year. These are the highest numbers in ten years.” FactCheck took interest in [...]

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Dimitri Khundadze:
“The number of people with social vulnerability status has increased significantly with each election. It increased especially during the 2012 parliamentary elections.”

On 23 July 2014, at a plenary session of the Parliament, Chairman of the Healthcare and Social Issues Committee, Dimitri Khundadze, made a statement: “During the office of the previous government, social vulnerability status was granted only for political support and party goals. The number of beneficiaries has increased significantly with every election. This coincided [...]

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Davit Sergeenko:
According to Davit Sergeenko, the National Statistics Office of Georgia determines the price change on medications by population surveys which do not reflect the actual situation. The Minister says that medication has become cheaper.
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Kakha Kaladze:
“Mr Ivanishvili never said anything about reducing the petrol price by one lari. Please provide the source of such information. None of the members of the coalition have ever said that the petrol price would be reduced by one lari or that the electricity price would be halved.”
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Nodar Khaduri:
“From January to May, GEL 2.8 billion has been mobilised in the total budget which is GEL 130 million more than it was in the same period of the previous year. The tax income plan of January-May 2014 has been implemented by 101%. The income in these five months constituted almost 40% of the annual budget.”
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Nodar Khaduri:
“Revenues from income tax have been increased and, as you know, income tax directly depends on the amount of wages. Hence, since the revenues have increased, the wages must have been increased as well.”
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