28 October 2021,   03:23
ADB approves USD 15 million loan to help Georgia procure COVID-19 vaccines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD 15 million loan to help the Government of Georgia procure and deploy COVID-19 vaccines and strengthen the country’s capacity to implement its vaccine program.

The project will support Georgia’s National Vaccines Deployment Plan by purchasing and delivering an estimated 700,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as well as syringes, safety boxes, and other items for administering vaccines.

It is financed through ADB’s USD 9 billion Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility launched in December 2020 to offer rapid and equitable vaccine-related support to ADB developing member countries. “Vaccines are critical to reducing the spread and severity of COVID-19”, - said ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa.