Construction of a new road and tunnel at the Georgian-Russian border will be completed by 2024

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The construction of the 23-kilometer Kvesheti-Kobi road and the nine-kilometer tunnel, which are an important part of the North-South transport corridor modernization project, is in an active phase and will be completed by 2024. This was told by the head of the Department of Highways of the Ministry of Regional Development of Georgia, Georgy Tseretelis, in an interview with Forbes Georgia.
Using the Kvesheti-Kobi road, drivers will be able to bypass the most problematic section of the Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Lars highway - the Kobi-Gudauri segment, which is often closed in winter due to the danger of avalanches. The tunnel, which is being dug under the Cross Pass (from the village of Tskere to the village of Kobi), is the most complex engineering structure of the site. Its construction was entrusted to the Chinese company China Railway 23rd Bureau Group Co.
"A tunnel drilling rig specially made for this project was delivered to Georgia. Today they are successfully building a tunnel of unprecedented size for the region. Unfortunately, Georgian companies at this stage do not have the resources and experience to implement and manage projects of this scale," Tsereteli said.
A two-kilometer section of the tunnel has already been laid, as well as 2.2 kilometers of the evacuation tunnel.
According to Tsereteli, in 2020-2021, a total of 70 kilometers of the East-West international highway were opened, including a 41-kilometer section of the Kutaisi bypass road, an 18-kilometer section of the Japana-Lanchkhuti, as well as a 13-kilometer section of the Khashuri bypass road. In all cases, most of the work was done by local companies.
"In total, in 2020-2021, we signed 265 contracts with 142 companies, of which more than 1.2 billion were invested, and this [amount] was spent exclusively on rehabilitation and repair of roads of domestic and international importance," Tsereteli said.

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Construction of a new road and tunnel at the Georgian-Russian border will be completed by 2024

2022/01/98465-1642403290.jpg
Read: 1433     11:00     17 ЯНВАРЬ 2022    

The construction of the 23-kilometer Kvesheti-Kobi road and the nine-kilometer tunnel, which are an important part of the North-South transport corridor modernization project, is in an active phase and will be completed by 2024. This was told by the head of the Department of Highways of the Ministry of Regional Development of Georgia, Georgy Tseretelis, in an interview with Forbes Georgia.
Using the Kvesheti-Kobi road, drivers will be able to bypass the most problematic section of the Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Lars highway - the Kobi-Gudauri segment, which is often closed in winter due to the danger of avalanches. The tunnel, which is being dug under the Cross Pass (from the village of Tskere to the village of Kobi), is the most complex engineering structure of the site. Its construction was entrusted to the Chinese company China Railway 23rd Bureau Group Co.
"A tunnel drilling rig specially made for this project was delivered to Georgia. Today they are successfully building a tunnel of unprecedented size for the region. Unfortunately, Georgian companies at this stage do not have the resources and experience to implement and manage projects of this scale," Tsereteli said.
A two-kilometer section of the tunnel has already been laid, as well as 2.2 kilometers of the evacuation tunnel.
According to Tsereteli, in 2020-2021, a total of 70 kilometers of the East-West international highway were opened, including a 41-kilometer section of the Kutaisi bypass road, an 18-kilometer section of the Japana-Lanchkhuti, as well as a 13-kilometer section of the Khashuri bypass road. In all cases, most of the work was done by local companies.
"In total, in 2020-2021, we signed 265 contracts with 142 companies, of which more than 1.2 billion were invested, and this [amount] was spent exclusively on rehabilitation and repair of roads of domestic and international importance," Tsereteli said.

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