Georgia is continuing to upgrade and modernize its main transport arteries in a bid to ensure roads meet international standards. Several projects will be implemented by the support of the Georgian government and international organizations.
A tender-winning Korean company will create the project in six months for the rehabilitation of these roads:
- Sadakhlo-Akhkerpi near Georgia-Armenia border
- Arkhiloskalo-Samtatskaro near Georgia-Azerbaijan border
Additionally, a 42 km long, four-lane new section of road will be built on the Rikoti Pass – a mountain pass which divides Georgia into its western and eastern parts.
This will be the Khevi-Ubisa-Shorapani-Argveti section of the road that will include about 90 bridges and 40 tunnels.
The Asian Development Bank will help Georgia upgrade the country’s main transport route. ADB will allocate $80 million to help improve the conditions of secondary roads in Georgia.
An agreement aims at rehabilitating around 50km of road connecting Dzirula-Kharagauli-Moliti-Phona-Chumateleti, as well as railway stations and roads leading to Borjomi-Kharagauli Park.
Also the construction of a new tunnel at the crossing of the Dariali and Devdorak gorges has begun in northern Georgia.
Within the project the two km-long tunnel will be constructed the width of which will be 8.5m.
More than 47 million GEL (about $19.62m/€16.86m) will be allocated from the state budget to finance the construction of the new tunnel, announced the Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia.
New roads will advance tourism, trade and transportation opportunities for Georgia, simplifying for local and international businesses to operate faster. In each region, unemployed population will have new working places and modernized infrastructure.
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