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Gilauri discussed the situation in the country with diplomatic corps representatives2009-05-22 18:52
Today in Sheraton Metekhi Palace hotel in Tbilisi Nikoloz Giluri, the PM of Georgia, held an informal meeting with diplomatic corps representatives - Novosti-Gruzia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The sides discussed both economic and political situation in the country; the PM noticed that the situation in the capital, where opposition actions are being staged, "cannot influence economy positively".
Speaking of the planned intakes to the budget, the PM mentioned that the World Bank and Asian Development Bank doubled their allocated sums: the former from USD 40 mln to USD 85 mln, the latter - to USD 78 mln. As for donor financing, Gilauri said that agreements for USD 1.8 bn are signed, documents for USD 2.2 bn will soon be signed.
On October 22nd 2008, at the donor conference in Brussels [38 participant countries and 15 international organizations] the decision to allocate Georgia USD 4.5 bln for the period of three years (2008-2010), was made.
The conference was aimed to mobilize foreign aid to assist restoration of Georgia's infrastructure, reintegration of refugees and overcoming negative economic repercussions of the August war, and also improvement of energy infrastructure.