Experts from the World Bank will help Georgia improve its position on the Logistics Performance Index (LPI).
Georgia’s LPI results and ways of improving them were the subject of discussion between Deputy Minister of Economy Davit Khutsishvili and World Bank’s regional director Mercy Tembon. According to the Ministry of Economy, the Georgian side is already working actively with experts from the World Bank to analyse the factors behind the results of the 2016 study.
During the meeting, the Georgian side emphasised the importance of the strategic projects that are either ongoing or have already been implemented with World Bank’s support to fulfil the country’s transit function and develop the transport sector. Notable projects included the preparation of a feasibility study into the establishment of logistics centres, devising a logistics strategy, and the development of the east-west highway.
“The Georgian government has reacted very quickly to the Logistics Performance Index published by the World Bank. The results of the study were only published a few days ago, but our experts are already working intensively with the Georgian government on these issues. What we can do in the future is more important than the results thus far. We have already planned several joint activities that will help significantly improve the country’s positions in the near future,” Ms Tembon stated, adding that “Georgia is among the countries for whom nothing is impossible, and the 2018 results will demonstrate this.”