China Finances Overhaul of Georgia’s Healthcare System

TBILISI – Georgia’s Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri and China’s International Trade Representative Zhong Shan on Friday signed an agreement whereby China will provide Georgia with USD 9 million (19 million GEL) to upgrade the healthcare system.

The funds will be allocated to the improvement of Georgia’s medical services, including patient services, crisis prevention centers and rehabilitation facilities for both children and adults.

The agreement was signed within the framework of Georgia-China Economic and Technical Cooperation Program. The first phase of this program began in 2014 when China provided USD 5 million (10.7 million GEL) to develop Georgia’s agricultural sector and a comprehensive upgrade of technical equipment used in the country’s border terminals.

The cooperation agreement also calls for the establishment of a free trade deal well as the creation of several joint venture programs aimed at boosting trade and investment relations between the two Tbilisi and Beijing. 

By Eka Karsaulidze

Edited by Nicholas Waller

04 June 2016 10:55