Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 9 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgia pensioners will receive from the state 25 lari (1.66 lari is $1) from September 2012 and benefit packages of 15 lari, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said today.
He said the amounts are already included in the draft budget for 2012, which the Georgian parliament has yet to approve.
"Despite the war and financial crisis, I have not forgotten my promise to provide retirees a pension of $100. So now we're doing what we can," he said.
President Saakashvili said all pensioners aged over 67 years will receive a pension of $ 125 lari in September 2012 and benefit packages of 15 lari. This package includes free consultations with doctors, unlimited operations (co-financing of the government - 80 percent and patient - 20 percent), unlimited transactions up to 15,000 lari, etc.