Prime Minister summed up 100 days of govt. work
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has summed up the work of the government of Georgia 100 days after assuming the office. Prime Minister began his press conference at the Sheraton Metekhi Hotel by reviewing the process of fulfilling pre-election promises and he said the process had begun and it was in progress.
Ivanishvili said the promise of the Georgian Dream coalition about restoring justice is in progress - the violence and terror has been stopped, political prisoners were released.
PM also spoke about reduction of prices on oil, medicines, electricity and added that the cost of the natural gas would be soon also reduced with 10%.
`Cost of electricity power has reduced with 21-27%, fuel prices have fallen with 10%, natural gas price will be reduced with 10% from February and we are going ahead in this process and we hope to lower the natural gas price further,` Ivanishvili said and added that the reduction of prices on pharmaceutical product was progressive and the tendency showed that this reduction will increase from 30 to 70%.
When questioned about the budgetary crisis, Prime Minister said the country was not facing crisis in any sector and that instead the budget was increased on the expense of cutting the administrative expenditures.
`In comparison with 2012 the budget of the health care sector has been doubled, more exactly, if for 2012 the budget allocated 359million GEL for health care sector, this year the funds have increased to 633 million. 166 million GEL for insurance programs have increased with 30% in comparison with the previous year. You probably know that from February 1, every citizen of Georgia will be provided with basic package of state insurance; from April 1, the pension for all categories, including the persons over the age of 67 will be increased to 125 GEL and from September 1, the pension will be equaled to the living wage and will become 150 GEL,` Ivanishvili said.