World Bank finalizes $50 million agreement with Kosovo
World Bank finalized Wednesday negotiations with the Government of Kosovo for a
COVID-19 Emergency Project for Kosovo in the amount of US$50 million.
the last month, the World Bank worked intensively with the Ministry of Finance
and Transfers and the Ministry of Health to agree on the objectives and
components of the emergency project, which will help Kosovo to prevent, detect
and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen its public health
system, WB said in a statement.
includes urgent procurement of medical equipment and supplies for the health
sector, strengthening of COVID-19 testing and early detection capacity,
improvements and expansion of the capacity of the Infectious Disease Clinic,
and mobilization of additional health personnel. It also includes temporary
support for beneficiaries of the Social Assistance Scheme and households who
qualify for support under the Emergency Fiscal Plan.
to World Bank for implementation of the project to start, the Parliament of
Kosovo needs to ratify the agreement with the World Bank with a 2/3 majority.
We count on the strong support of all members of parliament to make this happen
as soon as possible. This project is part of an overall World Bank program of
activities, likely to exceed €120 million, to support Kosovo manage and
mitigate the impact of COVID-19. /GazetaExpress/