Sigrid Brettel, Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Georgia, has visited municipalities in Imereti and Guria to see how EU-funded infrastructure projects in the regions are being implemented.
The six initiatives are part of the eleven initial projects financed by the governmental Pilot Integrated Regional Development Grant Programme (PiRDP), launched in June 2020 with total funding of GEL220 million. A significant part of this funding – GEL186 million – is provided by the EU.
Sigrid Brettel visited the following projects:
“The PiRDP takes an integrated approach looking at the big picture of local development and moves decision making from Tbilisi to the regional level. It also stimulates competition among municipalities to present the best ideas that will receive funding,” said Sigrid Brettel.
PIRDP aims to create a favourable environment for promoting balanced and sustainable socio-economic development through integrated territorial development initiatives in four pilot regions of Kakheti, Imereti, Guria and Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti.
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