BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgian government is allocating 40 million lari ($13.9 million) in 2020 in the framework of government’s rural support program to finance implementation of the projects in rural areas of Georgia, Trend reports referring to Georgian media.
The rural support program allows 3,700 rural communities of Georgia to decide with the government what projects are most important for their particular area. This program launched in 2009 and ended in 2016, but was initiated again in a renewed format on January 1, 2019.
In 2019, about 4,800 infrastructure projects were carried out in the framework of the rural support program. The projects were chosen by local residents, and approved at the meetings held in the municipalities of Georgia.
Last year, the projects were implemented in Georgian regions such as Guria – 376 projects, Imereti – 1,042 projects, Kakheti – 366 projects, Mtskheta-Mtianeti – 536 projects, Racha-Letchkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti – 275 projects, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti – 1,061 projects, Samtskhe-Javakheti – 309 projects, Kvemo Kartli – 399 projects, and Shida Kartli – 447 projects.
The funds were allocated for reconstruction of roads, installation of street lights, installation of sports facilities, reconstruction of water and sewage systems, reconstruction of cemeteries and clearance of drainage channels.
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