Ivanishvili promises to raise pensions in Georgia to living wage
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 24 / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia /
Pensions will be increased to the subsistence level in the next few years, the candidate for Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili said at a meeting with a parliamentary minority.
According to him, the pension has to be no lower than the living wage, but this cannot be achieved at this stage.
"In such cases I refrain from giving any figures and dates. The statement of Irakli Alasania on adjustment of pensions to the living wage does not go beyond the scope of our programme. In the near future we plan to achieve this, but the dates cannot yet be specified. We have never mentioned that pensions will be increased to a living wage immediately after we come to power, "Ivanishvili stated.
He added the growth of pensions depends on flow of investments and creation of jobs which in turn will increase the budget.
Earlier leader of the Georgian Dream coalition which won the recent parliamentary elections, Bidzina Ivanishvili proposed candidates for ministers in the new Georgian government.
Ivanishvili intends to become prime minister.