Georgia, Tbilisi, September 10 /Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia/
The now reopened Kazbegi customs checkpoint which meets international standards was opened on the Georgian-Russian border on Tuesday.
The new customs checkpoint was equipped with systems for scanning trucks, facilitating the passage of non-standard cars and special passageways for disabled persons.
An additional block was made for passengers who leave the country, storage space was widened, recreation areas for passenger were built, and Duty free operations were set up.
The building of the customs checkpoint was equipped with a modern control system, which ensures the security of the economic border and safe movement of cargo through Georgia's territory.
Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Kvirikashvili Regional Development Minister David Narmania, Minister of Agriculture Shalva Pipia, head of revenue Service Lasha Khucishvili, Special Representative of Georgian Prime Minister for Relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze, as well as MPs and representatives of diplomatic corps attended the opening of the customs checkpoint.
The Georgian Finance Minister said that the new customs checkpoint fully meets the requirements necessary for the growth of the country's economic and tourism opportunities and will contribute to the growth of transport potential and passenger flow.
Prior to reconstruction, it was possible for over 5,000 passengers per day to cross, the number will increase to 13,000.