CENN Daily Digest – 03/12/2004

CENN – MARCH 12, 2004 DAILY DIGEST
Table of Contents:
1. GIOC – Georgian International Oil Corporation — Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan
Main Export Pipeline Construction
2. Talks Begin on Heavy Metal Air Pollution Deal
3. International Fundraising Workshop, Ukraine May 10-23, 2004
4. International-caliber graduate Program in Economics

1. GIOC – GEORGIAN INTERNATIONAL OIL CORPORATION
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Main Export Pipeline Construction

The Georgian International Oil Corporation has the honor to inform the
audience that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Main Export Pipeline Construction
has moved into a significant phase. GIOC will continuously update you on
the progress of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Main Export Pipeline
Construction process to ensure open and transparent implementation of
the project.

AS OF OCTOBER 2003

Pipeline stringing has taken place along 50 km of the corridor
Welding of pipes has been carried out along 45 km of the corridor
Pipe laying has been carried out along 20 km of the corridor
2650 Georgian nationals have been directly employed by the project

DURING THE CONSTRUCTION

Georgian companies have performed 8 273 000 Gel worth construction works

Land and crop compensation worth 14 960 000 Gel has been paid to 2350
households
4 031 000 Gel worth construction and inert materials have been purchased
from Georgian companies
553 000 Gel worth food product have been purchased from local population

293 700 Gel has been paid to local population as a rental fee for
apartments
6 756 850 has been paid to Batumi and Poti ports for receiving and
handling project cargo
6 104 800 has been paid to the railway of Georgia for transportation of
project cargo
754 00 has been paid to the central and local budgets of Georgia
To date over 10 000 Georgian nationals rendered different services and
participated in the project

THE PROJECT’S ECONOMIC EFFECT ON THE THOUSANDS OF GEORGIA’S HOUSEHOLDS
IS TREMENDOUS

GOIC informs you that any project-related information will be
permanently available to you
Should you have comments, proposals of questions, out hot line: +995 32
92 02 54 will be at your service every day from 10:00 to 18:00.

Furthermore, GIOC offices are open in the districts crossed by the
pipeline, at the following addresses:

1. 74, David Agmashenebeli str.., Power Networkings building, Gardabani
2. 34, Tamar Mepis str., Local Administration building, Tetritskaro
3. 22, Aristotle str., Local Administration building, Tsalka
4. 1, Rustaveli str., Local Administration building, Borjomi
5. 11, Tamarasheni str., District Administration building, Akhalstikhe

The office of Georgian International Oil Corporation
4, Sanapiro str., Tbilisi
Tel: +995 32 92 02 46/47

2. TALKS BEGIN ON HEAVY METAL AIR POLLUTION DEAL

The EU is moving towards agreeing semi-binding targets to cut heavy
metal pollution in ambient air, Environment Daily has learned. MEPs and
the council of ministers are to confer soon on the chances of reaching
first-reading agreement on the fourth air quality daughter directive
before the European parliament dissolves in May for elections.

EU sources say a majority of member states now favour setting targets
for reducing arsenic, cadmium and nickel pollution from industrial
installations, to be met on the crucial condition that the abatement
effort does not create excessive costs.

The plan is still a step up from the European Commission’s original
proposal, which junked the idea of limits entirely and instead set out
monitoring thresholds linked to the use of best available techniques
under the IPPC directive. The Commission did however retain a target for
a fourth pollutant, PAHs (ED 07/07/03).

MEPs were due to debate the directive in Strasbourg late on Tuesday but
a vote has been postponed to allow the possibility of a deal with the
council first. Rapporteur Hans Kronberger, of the Austrian Freedom
Party, will sound out the willingness for compromise among colleagues of
different political hues on Wednesday.

Mr Kronberger had earlier persuaded the environment committee to back
fully binding limit values for the three metals, a much stronger
position that would almost certainly have triggered conciliation talks
with the council (ED 21/01/04).

But it did so only narrowly and it was not certain that the stance would
be backed by the full assembly. This may have increased the rapporteur’s
appetite for compromise. “We thought maybe it was better to get a good
agreement early rather than have this delayed by two years,” an aide to
Mr Kronberger told Environment Daily on Tuesday.

If the idea of qualified targets does come to pass, it is likely to
leave installation owners dissatisfied. “It might create a burden
similar to binding limit values depending on how member states implement
it,” an industry source told Environment Daily today. At least Austria,
Germany and Denmark are thought to favour binding limit values and may
apply this philosophy when transposing the directive, firms fear.
ENDS, March 9, 2004

3. INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP, UKRAINE MAY 10-23, 2004
Center of Philanthropy
International Fundraising Institute Project
Organization Futures LLC, Strategic Fundraising and Capacity Building,
USA
International Workshop on Fundraising `Backstage of the Fundraising:
Foundation of the Future of Our Organization’ May 19-23, 2003, Kiev,
Ukraine

The seminar will be held in the framework of the series of seminars on
fundraising. The objectives of the seminars are:

ž Solution of the base issue of the civil society in the post communist
countries, particularly achieving financial all sufficient and
sustainability
ž Training in fundraising

The program of the seminar:

ž Strategic approaches to the resources
ž Organizational and human resources management
ž Juridical aspects of the fundraising
ž Psychological and communication issues of the fundraising
ž Management and monitoring of the fundraising
ž Ethic and meaning of ethical conduct of the fundraising

Working language of the workshop Russian and English (With translation).

The representatives of governmental organizations and NGOs, fundraiser
consultants and all interested parties of NIS and Eastern Europe are
welcome to participate in the seminar.

Registration fee 200 USD

Early registration deadline before April 1, 2004 discount 10% of the
registration fee.

For the additional information please contact:
Center of Philanthropy
E-mail: [email protected]

4. INTERNATIONAL-CALIBER GRADUATE PROGRAM IN ECONOMICS

The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC), the National
University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,” and the newly-born Kyiv School of
Economics invite all interested persons from South Caucasus (Armenia,
Azerbaijan, and Georgia) to apply to the only in region
international-caliber graduate program in economics, fully accredited by
the Ukrainian Ministry of Education.

The Master’s Program in Economics features a two-year English-language
curriculum taught by international faculty from the USA, Canada, UK,
Germany, and other countries. The first year of study covers
microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and advanced mathematics.
The second year consists of applied elective courses such as
international finance, international trade, banking, financial
economics, labor economics, industrial organizations, game theory, etc.
as well as a master’s thesis on a topic related to a transition economy.
Students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia study at the program
thanks to financial support provided by the Norwegian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs.

Why are we distinguished? Because we offer:

ž Western style economics education
ž Concentrations in Finance, Strategy, Consumer Behaviour, Modern Theory
of Industry, and Economic Theory
ž Strong research and analytical skills applicable in business and
government
ž Assistance securing internships in international organizations,
multinational corporations, and the Ukrainian government
ž Excellent opportunities for job placement or admission to
international PhD programs
ž Financial assistance in the form of tuition waivers, scholarships,
dormitory housing, and monthly stipends for first-year students
ž Free access to Internet, e-mail, computer facilities, library, and
western textbooks.

Application deadline: June 25, 2004.

NaUKMA
vul. Voloska 10, office 406, Kyiv 04070, Ukraine
Tel.: (38-044) 239-2494, Fax: (38-044) 239-2490
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet:


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