Subsidiary of Powerchina company awarded contract to reconstruct Georgian highway
BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 4
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Sinohydro, a subsidiary of Powerchina company, became the winner of the international tender of Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia for reconstruction of Batumi (Angisa)-Akhaltsikhe highway, which comprises 42-km section of the Khulo-Zarzma road, Trend reports referring to the ministry.
At this stage, the ministry and the company are working on the procedures for concluding an agreement.
Khulo-Zarzma road is a strategically important for Georgia, as it connects the regions of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Adjara. As a result of reconstruction works, the renewed route will help to reduce travel time between Batumi and Akhaltsikhe by 1.5 hours.
Batumi-Akhaltsikhe highway project is divided into three sections. Sinohydro will work on the reconstruction of the 42-km section of Khulo-Zarzma road and will pave two-way lanes of asphalt-concrete pavement.
The representatives of the company stated that they are ready to take the responsibility for the quality implementation of a project. The project is funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) with 95 million lari ($31.02 million).
Powerchina is one of the largest construction companies in China with extensive experience working on infrastructure projects.
Since 2009, with the funding of international donors, Sinohydro has implemented a number of important projects in Georgia, including the World Bank-funded Rikoti Tunnel Rehabilitation in 2010 and reconstruction of Kobuleti bypass road funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Tbilisi-Rustavi highway financed by ADB and the Japana-Lanchkhuti section of the Samtredia-Grigoleti road financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB).
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