The Budget and Finance Committee approved the Agenda Issues
The Committee discussed the Bill on Public Health. According to one of the initiators, Vladimir Kakhadze, the Bill allows the respective agencies to, even after January 1, 2022, keep effectively countering the pandemic and undertake all organizational and legal remedies.
The Committee discussed the Draft Tax Code concerning the indemnification of the pandemic-related losses. As one of the initiators, Eka Sepashvili noted, the Bill gives the traders time to, without losing their working places, smoothly meet the new requirements of the Code on cash-machine.
Another change to the Code was elucidated by the Deputy Economic Minister, Guram Guramishvili – the change improves the conditions for uninterrupted international road traffic.
The inquiry of respective information from the tax agency will serve as effective leverage for the Agency to ensure effective processing of the statistical data on international road traffic and ensure monitoring.
The Committee discussed the Loan Agreement between Georgia and ADB (ordinary transactions) (COVID-19 Vaccine Support Project within Asia-Pacific Vaccine Accessibility – Rapid Response Component). According to the First Deputy Finance Minister, Giorgi Kakauridze, ADB allocates 12 ml 179 000 EURO for the acquisition of the vaccines and transportation costs. The loan duration is 10 years.
The Committee also discussed the accompanying agreement envisaging the allocation of extra 464 000 EURO for the vaccine logistics.
MPs discussed the International Agreement on Participation of Georgia in the Research and Innovation Frame Program “Horizon” between Georgia and the EU.
According to the Deputy Education Minister, Valerian Gobronidze, the agreement envisages the accession of Georgia as a new member within the EU program “Horizon Europe”.
The Committee discussed the Agreement between Georgia and the EU on Participation of Georgia in the Program “Creative Europe” (2021-2027). As the Deputy Culture Minister, Soso Giorgadze stated, the agreement envisages mutually beneficial cooperation in the cultural sphere.
The Committee approved the Bills.