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USA Allocates $140 million in Georgia’s Education System

Millennium Challenge Corporation USA allocated 140 million USD to improve the education system of Georgia, as a direct investment in Georgian future.

Activities conducted within the frames of Compact and the success of the program were evaluated by Giorgi Kvirikashvili and deputy Vice President of the Millennium Challenge Corporation USA Fatema Z. Sumar during today’s meeting.

Conversation touched upon the new directions of cooperation. The Prime Minister urged representatives of Millennium Challenge Corporation to put more emphasis onto engagement of private sector and fostering professional education. Respective initiative was welcomed by the representatives of MCC.

Pursuant to Giorgi Kvirikashvili, reform of the education system is one of the top priorities of the Government and the grant of MCC in that area is the most crucial aid provided by the USA.

“Grant in size of 140 million USD is a direct investment in future of Georgia. Vitally important programs, such as development of science and high technologies, teaching of San Diego University programs in Tbilisi, improving of infrastructure at public schools, trainings of the teachers, etc, are being carried out,” – Prime Minister stated and thanked the USA for provided support.

Fatema Sumar emphasized the important role of prime Minister and the Government in successful implementation of the Compact. She also expressed hope for fruitful cooperation in the future.

Pursuant to her, it is important for MCC to aid Georgian student in acquiring quality education in the areas of science, math, technologies, natural sciences, thus increasing their employability.

The meeting held at the Administration of the Government was attended by the US Ambassador Ian C. Kelly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Education and Science Tamar Sanikidze and the Executive Director of Millennium Development Fund Magda Magradze.