TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia is extending maternity leave and increasing the amount of paid leave.

Parliament Wednesday began a fast-track review of the new bill, which will amend the labor code; an initiative of the healthcare committee.

With the new changes, maternity leave during pregnancy and child care will be increased from 477 to 730 days.

183 days out of this will be paid leave, instead of 126 days as it is now. In case of complications or delivering twins, 200 days will be paid leave instead of 140.

183 days will be paid with 1 000 lari (USD 600), while today 126 days are paid with 600 lari (USD 360).