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Friday, March 18
Georgian Party urges Ministry of Refugees to pay compensations to IDPs on time

The Georgian Party is urging the Ministry of Refugees, Resettlement and IDPs to pay compensations to IDPs on time, 24 Hours reports.

IDPs from South Ossetia appealed to the party for help, Sofio Khorguani, one of the leaders of the Georgian Party, said at a briefing today.

Some IDPs agreed to accept $ 10 000 instead of accommodations. However, they say they have not received the money yet.

According to Khorguani, the provision of honorable conditions for IDPs and their integration into public life was defined as one of the priorities of the government and the obligation should be fulfilled by the Ministry of Refugees and IDPs.

‘The ministry is not fulfilling its obligations. People’s letters are not responded to. Promises are not delivered. The IDPs are in the hardest social conditions’, Khorguani said.

Ramaz Nikolaishvili visit to Armenia

On the invitation of the Minister of Transport and Communication of Armenia Manuk Vardanyan, a delegation led by Georgian colleague Ramaz Nikolaishvili, the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, will visit Armenia, 24 Hours reports.

The official visit is supposed to last for two days, the press service of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia reports.

During the two ministers' meeting a range of issues of bilateral interest are scheduled to be discussed. Reform of the highways and some issues on transferring are also on the agenda, as well as cargo transportation issues and other road construction issues.

The two Ministers will sign a memorandum at the end of the meeting

Several Plans for Georgians’ Evacuation from Japan

Several plans are being worked out for the evacuation of Georgian citizens from Japan, the Georgian Ambassador to Japan Revaz Beshidze stated, 24 Hours reports.

According to Beshidze, the Georgian Embassy to Japan is permanently providing information to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

‘The situation may further escalate and we should be prepared for it. We should prepare a plan for our citizens’ evacuation. 38 Georgian citizens are in Japan right now’, Beshidze said.

According to him, the Georgian government is considering several methods of evacuation for the Georgian citizens.

Beshidze says there is no panic in Tokyo, however there is a lack of people on the streets. Two international airports are operating in the country, he added.