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Baku and Tbilisi discussed issue of investment in the reconstruction of Georgia's highways

Baku and Tbilisi discussed issues of investments in the reconstruction of Georgia's highways in the territory of Georgia, said the head of the Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze.

 

"Along with the launch this year of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, we discussed the issues of roads (reconstructions - IF-Az), infrastructure and investment in them. It is a very important project for us, "- said M.Dzhanelidze in Baku on Monday at a briefing with his Azerbaijan counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov.

 

According to him, Georgia intends closely cooperate with Azerbaijan in the framework of regional and international projects to improve its economic and transport capabilities.

 

He added that Baku and Tbilisi are paying special attention to cooperation in the sphere of energy and transport. "We discussed the implementation of the pipeline "Southern Gas Corridor". We continue works in this direction and we intend to increase the capacity of transit" - said M.Dzhanelidze.

 

Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Nodar Javakhishvili, in September, 2016 announced its intention to build and upgrade high-speed motorway at east-west directions from the borders of Azerbaijan to the Georgian Black Sea ports, as well as on the north-south direction, i.e., over the arteries, that binders Russia, India, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan. This is because the more relevant became the movement of goods from China to the West, and vice versa.

 

The works will be implemented in the frameworks of the spatial arrangement in the years 2016-2020.

 

Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stressed the importance of the creation of new transportation routes to Georgia was able to "realize their full potential and became a transport and logistics hubs, connecting Europe and Asia".

 

According to prime-minister, in this context, a great role is played by road infrastructure across the country according to modern European standards.

 

For this purpose, the period up to 2020 inclusive, in Georgia it is planned a construction and reconstruction of about 1 thousand Km of highways, the presumable value of $ 3.5 billion. Including envisages the construction of 550 km of highways, 300 bridges and 50 road tunnels.

 

The Prime Minister said that the spatial arrangement of the project also envisages the construction and modernization of railway stations,  sea ports and airports. Along with the improvement of road infrastructure, the project includes the development of integrated transport, construction, energy, manufacturing, tourism, mountainous regions, resorts of Georgia and other fields on the basis of rational and balanced planning.

 

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According to him, the meeting and the subsequent clearance of the agreement will be focused on the planning of actions by three countries aimed to the protection of the communications infrastructure, in particular, oil and gas pipelines and railways in a critical situation, in case if there is a military escalation. As emphasized Alasaniya, it is not a step against anyone. "On the contrary such agreements provide additional support for regional stability", - concluded Alasania.

 

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