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Compensation distribution to affected population in Georgia starts in August2012-07-24 18:19
Distribution of compensation to the population of regions of Georgia affected from the disaster starts in early August and will last till August 15. This was announced by press speaker of the President of Georgia Manana Manjgaladze, the IA Regnum reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Manjgaladze stated the draft amendment to the state budget for 2012, based on which the appropriate amount would be allocated, has already been submitted to the parliament and lawmakers would approve it at a special meeting on July 25.
"Presumably by August 15 the distribution of compensation will be completed. Totally, draft amendment to the budget implies the mobilization and allocation of about 160 million lari (slightly less than $ 100 million). Within the budget we have established a new program to overcome the consequences of the disaster. Urgent measures to overcome the aftermath of the disaster require $ 50 million lari. Appropriations for the program of socio-economic and infrastructural development in the region of Kakheti will also increase, and this program will reach 110 million lari", Manjgaladze said
Recall, Georgian government was going to restructure bank loans and to pay compensation to the population affected by the disaster. July 19, at another meeting of the staff for liquidation of consequences of the disaster, which took place in the region of Kakheti, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has ordered the Cabinet to develop appropriate action plans.
According to the Administration of the President of Georgia, the evening meeting was attended by all the government members. Mikheil Saakashvili has called for the creation of a special hot line for those affected to call and report their problems.
The President instructed to clean the roads until noon July 20 and promised that clearing service of Tbilisi City Hall would join this work. Supply of electricity and gas will be gradually resumed in all the affected regions within a few days.