Ten business associations have released an open letter addressed to the Government of Georgia, specifying the extremely serious problems the economy is facing during the pandemic, demanding the gradual lifting of restrictions and offering help in the mass vaccination process.
To assist the government in devising the best strategy for reopening, the signatories of the letter introduced a 7-point plan:
- The nationwide curfew to start at 23:00 instead of 21:00.
- Businesses to be allowed to work on weekdays (according to strict guidelines).
- To develop specific anti-crisis packages for different sectors of the economy.
- Restaurants and food facilities to be allowed to operate in closed spaces too (according to strict guidelines).
- Ski resorts to reopen on February 22.
- The Business Ombudsman of Georgia to be elected and appointed through direct consultations with the business sector.
- Business associations express readiness to be involved in the vaccination process and offer both business contacts and financial resources.
The letter is signed by: The Georgia Restaurant Association, Gastronomic Association Of Georgia, Georgian Retailers Association, Georgian Distributors Business Association, Taxpayers Union of Georgia, Georgia Association of Manufacturers, Georgian Shopping Centers Association, Georgian Transport and Roads Association, Mountain Resorts Business Association and Georgian Hotels Federation.