On February 9, 2016, the agreement between Georgia and the European Investment Bank, which was aimed at improving the municipal infrastructure, entered into force. However, On December 21, 2020, the contract was reprogrammed and due to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a new agreement was signed. The main priority of this new contract was to strengthen the Georgian healthcare system.
The program consists of two parts: COVID-19 specific schemes and public health schemes.
This project is titled “Amendment and Restatement Agreement in Relation to The Georgia Upgrade of Municipal Infrastructure Finance Contract (COVID-19 Specific Schemes and Public Health Care Schemes)” and will last until 31 December, 2021 for the COVID-19 specific schemes; and until 31 December, 2024 for the part on public health schemes.
European Investment Bank Project is the donor and the implementing entity is the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia.Total Budget is equal to 100,000,000 EUR.
COVID19 Specific Schemes include:
- Equipment and consumables (protective materials and equipment, hygiene and disinfection measures) purchased to tame the pandemic of COVID-19 in line with the relevant national pandemic or civil protection/disaster plans.
- Vaccines and vaccination campaigns against COVID-19.
Public Health Care Schemes aim the following:
- improving the provision of public health care services refurbishment, construction and equipping of public healthcare infrastructure throughout Georgia.