Georgia to share experience with Afghanistan in economy reforming with IFC assistance
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 13/ Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Under the coordination of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank, an Afghan delegation visited Georgia, whose goal is to reduce factors impeding the development of local construction sector and contribute to the development of the country's economy.
This week, representatives of Kabul municipality met with colleagues from the Tbilisi Mayor's Office and Economy Ministry and got acquainted with their experience in issuing permissions for construction, IFC Tbilisi Office told Trend on Friday.
"We have heard a lot about the reforms carried out in Georgia. Meetings with representatives of the Georgian government will help us to more clearly imagine the measures that we should take for reforms in own country. We want to emphasize the role of the International Finance Corporation in organization of our visit," head of Kabul Municipality Planning Department, Mohammed Yasin said.
This is the second visit of the Afghan delegation to Georgia, which is organized by IFC. In spring the Afghan delegation got acquainted with the Georgian experience in the field of business registration and licensing.
"In recent years, Georgia has conducted a large-scale reforms in the construction sector, and we believe that acquaintance with this experience will be interesting for other developing countries," IFC Country Manager for South Caucasus Thomas Lubeck said.
He said the Corporation considers it a priority to use the world experience and its knowledge of local market to assist developing countries in carrying out economic reforms, which is important in creating jobs and promoting economic growth.