07TBILISI2117, GEORGIA BORDER SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

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07TBILISI2117 2007-08-24 03:16 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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DE RUEHSI #2117/01 2360316
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 240316Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN 1022
RHMFIUU/USCBP WASHINGTON DC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7411

UNCLAS TBILISI 002117 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE - KBILGE AND SALTMAN-WINANS 
USCBP FOR INA RWATT AND KCHAISSON 
BERLIN FOR ICE ATTACHE 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958:N/A 
TAGS: GBSLE GG
SUBJECT:  GEORGIA BORDER SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM 
MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORTING CABLE - JUNE AND JULY 2007 
 
ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY MANAGERS: 
 
1. July 7, 2007 GBSLE Program Manager Karen Chaisson arrived from 
CBP Headquarters to conduct a program review and visit Embassy 
Officers and other high level Georgian Revenue and Border Police 
Officials. During the course of her stay she visited Border Crossing 
Points and Radar Stations currently under construction. 
 
2. During the reporting period the Radar Station at Chakvi was 
turned over to the Georgian Border Police's Coast Guard Division on 
July 30, 2007. The total cost of the project was $594,800. 
 
 
EQUIPMENT DELIVERED: 
 
None 
 
PENDING DELIVERIES AND PROCUREMENTS: 
 
ASYCUDA SOClass Software for the Revenue Service valued at $90,000. 
 
TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD: 
 
On June 12 through June 25 GBSLE Advisor Schroeder accompanied a 
group of 20 Customs and Border Police Officers on a trip to 
Charleston, SC for ISIT Training. 
 
TRAINING PLANNED FOR AUGUST 2007 
 
IRID Training is planned for August 24 through September 2, 2007 in 
El Paso, TX for members of the Border Police and Customs. 
 
EMBASSY ASSISTS: 
 
1. June 8 - Embassy requested GBSLE to facilitate entry of African 
Swine Flu (ASF) Response Teams. 
 
2. July 24 - Embassy Consular Section requested GBSLE to facilitate 
the recovery of U.S. Property at the Tbilisi Airport with assistance 
of the Georgian Border Police. 
 
MEETINGS: 
 
June 1 - GBSLE Advisor Schroeder flew with Border Police to remote 
camps on the Chechnya Border in the Khevsurete (Barisakhlo) Region. 
 
June 4 - GBSLE Advisors Nelson and Schroeder attended DCM's SLEWG 
meeting and presented program briefing to CODEL (Senator Lugar's 
Office) representatives Paul Clayman and Manisha Singh. 
 
June 5 - GBSLE Advisors Nelson and Schroeder briefed CODEL members 
Clayman and Singh with a border tour of GBSLE Port of Entry 
construction project at Sadakhlo. 
 
June 7 - GBSLE Advisor Schroeder met with GBP Deputies, Titan and 
IOM Representatives to discuss the C-3 project. 
 
June 8 - GBSLE Advisors met with the Head of the Revenue Service and 
delivered the Letter of Invitation to Mindia Gadaevi for the 
Executive Orientation Program. 
 
June 13 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson met with the ACOE and Local 
contractor to discuss the progress of the Ladodeki Border Crossing 
Project. 
 
June 14 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson met with the Head of the Revenue 
Service, Mindia Gadaevi to present an overview of the EOP trip 
planned for September 2007. 
 
June 18 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson met with the DCM to provide a 
briefing on the Grif Boat Contract with the Batumi Shipyard. 
 
June 22 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson escorted Mr. Kerem Bilge, Security 
and Law Enforcement Advisor, EUR/ACE to the Border Crossing at 
Sadakhlo for a tour and briefing. 
 
June 22 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson attended an evening donors meeting at 
the office of Revenue Service and gave a presentation on the GBSLE 
Program to members of the International Donors Community. 
 
June 27 - GBSLE Advisor Schroeder met EU Team Leader Haakan Rapp to 
discuss training plans for FY 08. 
 
June 28 - GBSLE Advisors met with Lt. General Bitsadze to deliver 
the Batumi Shipyard Grif/Orbi Contract letter. 
 
July 8 - GBSLE Advisors and Program Manager Karen Chaisson met with 
Richard Wissler and James O'Niell of L3 Titan to discuss the C-3 
project. 
 
July 10 - GBSLE Advisors and Program Manager Karen Chaisson met the 
GPB to discuss the turnover of the C-3 plans and future assistance 
to the GBP. 
 
July 10 - GBSLE Advisors and Program Manager Karen Chaisson met with 
Public Affairs to discuss the filming of the GBSLE documentary film 
project. 
 
July 11 - GBSLE Advisors and Program Manager Karen Chaisson met with 
Ambassador Tefft and DCM Perry to discuss the GBSLE Program. 
 
July 11 - GBSLE Advisors and Program Manager Karen Chaisson met with 
the Head of the Revenue Service, Mindia Gadaevi to discuss the GBSLE 
Program. 
 
July 12 - GBSLE Advisors and Program Manager Karen Chaisson traveled 
to Tbilisi Airport and met with Border Police and Customs Officers 
and discussed Airport Operations. 
 
July 13 - GBSLE Advisors and Program Manager Karen Chaisson travel 
to the Kazbegi Border Crossing.  They met with the Border Police and 
Customs and discussed the progress of the new Border Construction 
Project. 
 
July 15 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson and Program Manager Karen Chaisson 
traveler to Batumi to meet with Shipyard officials. 
 
July 16 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson and Program Manager Karen Chaisson 
visited Chakvi Radar Station to view the completed construction 
project. 
 
July 17 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson and Program Manager Karen Chaisson 
met with Tamaz Kordzahia the Contract Manager at the Batumi Shipyard 
to discuss the Grif/Orbi Boat Contract. 
 
July 17 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson and Program Manager Karen Chaisson 
travel to Poti Coast Guard Base to attend the Coast Guard Day 
Celebration and
met with General Gulua. 
 
July 20 - GBSLE Advisors met with Program Manager Karen Chaisson and 
had a close out meeting with her and discussed the GBSLE Program 
Plans for FY 08. 
 
July 25 - GBSLE Advisor Nelson met with the ACOE to discuss the 
progress of construction at the border crossing points and the radar 
stations. 
 
July 25 - GBSLE Advisors attended the Security and Law Enforcement 
Security Working Group chaired by the DCM. 
 
LIAISON AND COORDINATION: 
 
1. GBSLE advisors met with EU Donors at two donor meetings during 
the months of June and July to discuss future training needs of the 
GBP and coordinate donors' activity. 
 
2. GSBLE Advisors continued participation in the Security and Law 
Enforcement Working Group meetings held twice during the months of 
June and July. 
 
3. GBSLE Advisors attended the Country Team Meetings held once a 
week during the months of June and July. 
 
CONSTRUCTION: 
 
Kazbegi Border Crossing Station 
Contractor - Inzhmsheni 
Current contract completion date - 30 Sept 2007 
Contract value - $2,311,630.50 
Percentage of completion - 48% 
 
Sadaklo Border Crossing Station 
Contractor Archstudia 
Current contract completion date - 17 June 2007 
Contract value - $2,069,679.54 
Percentage of completion - 78% 
 
Mestia Grass Airfield 
Contractor - Alioni 
Current contract completion date - 19 May 2007 
Contract value - $851,879.00 
Percentage of completion - 77% 
 
Chakvi Radar Station   Completed 30 July 2007 
Contractor - Lindsay 
Current contract completion date - Completed 30 July 2007 
Contract value - $594,800.00 
Percentage of completion - 80% 
 
 
Anaklia Radar Station 
Contractor  Alioni 99 
Current contract completion date - 21 May 2007 
Contract value - $373,000 
Percentage of completion date - 52% 
 
 
Gonio Radar Station 
Contractor - Lindsay 
Current contract completion date - 18 September 2007 
Contract value - $501,700,00 
Percentage of completion - in design 95% 
 
 
Lagodekhi Border Crossing Station 
Contractor - Alioni 99 
Current contract completion date - 17 November 2007 
Contract value - $775,270.00 
Percentage of completion - in design 95% 
 
Remote Border Posts (Task Order 0002) 
Contractor - Alioni 99 
Current contract completion date - 17 November 200 
Contract value - $1,040,315.0 
Percentage of completion - in design 95% 
 
Remote Border Posts (Task Order 0004) 
Contractor - Alioni 99 
Current contract completion date - 17 November 2007 
Contract value - $720,797.00 
Percentage of completion - in design 95% 
 
Lilo Customs Training Facility 
(Ministry of Finance Training Facility) 
Contractor - Lindsay 
Current contract completion date - 17 Nov 2007. 
Contract Value - $704,800 
Percentage of Completion - Construction begun 
13 May 2007 after a series of delays were 
Resolved by the contractor with the help of 
ACOE and GBSLE Advisors. 
 
RED FLAG ISSUES: 
 
Border Police - None 
 
Customs - None 
 
POC for this report is Christopher M. Nelson, Chief of Party GBSLE. 
 
PERRY

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