Turnava: Ministry of Economy to Be Exemplary

Georgia’s new Minister of the Economy and Sustainable Development, Natia Turnava, says that she has a clear vision of what needs to be done to make the ministry successful.

“I see the tasks that we have to achieve and I will do everything to ensure that our ministry is the driving force of the government and that it keeps up with the pace,” she told Forbes Week.

The Minister explained that different departments of the ministry will have different tasks.

“Every plan will have a responsible person and I personally will be responsible for fulfilling all the plans the ministry has,” she added.

The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development focused on the protection of local businesses, highlighting the need to protect the Georgian business and Georgian production not only inside the country but on the foreign markets.

“The first is an investment policy based on the 'one window principle,' which also promotes privatization processes. For this purpose, we are planning to reform the Property Management Agency. For further accelerated economic growth, we need to activate all reserves and adjust the investment policy to the needs of investors,” she said.

Turnava said that the task of the ministry is to distribute the economic growth of the country to each citizen.

Natia Turnava became the Minister of Economy on April 18, when ex-minister Giorgi Kobulia was dismissed. From July 12, 2018 to April 18, 2019 she was the First Deputy Minister of Economy.

By Thea Morrison



13 May 2019 10:58