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The News in Brief

Monday, October 8
By Mariam Chanishvili

Tbilisi City Hall plans to equip all buses with free Wi-Fi service before the end of 2019.

Tbilisi Transport Company stated that the service is planned to be introduced from January 2019, along with the introduction of new buses.

"It is planned to provide free WI-FI in new buses. The Tbilisi Transport Company and the City Hall are working on technical details. The service will be introduced from January 2019, along with the introduction of new buses. As for the old yellow buses, they will likely not have this service.

By the end of 2019, all buses will be replaced by new ones, Tbilisi Transport Company reported.

Blue eco-friendly buses, which run on gas rather than petrol or diesel, have been operating in Tbilisi since last year.

The buses are produced by a German company called MAN.

Georgia and Ukraine to allow bilateral travel with ID cards

Citizens of Ukraine and Georgia will be able to cross the border with only their ID cards.

Prime Minister of Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze and Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman signed the agreement regarding the issue when GUAM member states Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova met in Chisinau on October 5.

The sides emphasized the positive dynamics of bilateral cooperation, the potential for further economic ties, emphasizing the importance of inter-ethnic relations, as well as the common aspirations and challenges of the two countries.

Bakhtadze noted that it is a big step to deepen relations between the two countries and become strategic.

Georgian and Ukrainian citizens did not need a visa to visit each other for a 90-day stay during any 180-day period, but they needed to have a passport to cross the border.