Work on strategy of transport development begins in Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec.11
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economy Giorgi Kvirikashvili received the Head of "The National Transport Policy of Georgia" project of the Asian Development Bank John Arnold and other project experts, the Ministry of Economy of Georgia said Dec.11.
Deputy prime minister discussed the importance of the transport sector in economic development with the guests, said the ministry. The sides paid special attention to the challenges that the transport sector faces today. Kvirikashvili presented the views of the government in this direction.
The development of the draft document of the national policy/strategy of Georgian transport and action plan started withi the technical assistance of the Asian Development Bank. Presumably, its implementation period is 12 months, after which support of the implementation of the developed plan is provided. The bank has allocated $750,000 within the framework of the technical assistance.
A joint working group of Georgian and foreign experts was selected on the basis of an announced contest within the framework of the project.
The project provides for in-depth assessment of the transport sector of Georgia and identification of the existing challenges. Elaboration of the document contributes to the development of transport infrastructure, increase of the transit potential of Georgia, the development of the logistics sector, which will ensure the country's integration into the global logistics network.
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