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USA helping Georgian farmers2011-03-01 15:29
A mechanization service center sponsored by American Mechanization Project of the USA International Development Agency (USAID) will be opened in the East Georgia, the village of Shulavera on March 2. This is reported by Novosti Georgia agency with reference to the American party.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Georgian Alaverdi LLC received a grant of 179 thousand dollars from the American partners for the construction of a new service center. The center machinery comprises one combine harvester, seven tractors and 21 types of equipment. The service center will render high-technological services to local farmers on a paid basis. 9 new workplaces have been created in the region in the context of the project; about 600 farmers will be able to use the services provided by the center.
Total cost of the Mechanization Project is 5,1 million dollars; the project is designed for 30 months. That's part of the US' assistance provided to Georgia after the 2008 events.
In general, the project implies the development of 25 mechanization centers in Georgia that will assist about 14 thousand Georgian farmers in their work.