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Mamuka Bakhtadze: Modernization of Georgian Railway Should be Finished in 2019

Mamuka Bakhtadze: Modernization of Georgian Railway Should be Finished in 2019

“Modernization of railway project is very important for Anaklia Deep Water Sea Port, so the completion date of the project is determined  by 2019”, – Mamuka Bakhtadze, general director of “Georgian Railway” declares.

The works are in active phase, the 8th tunnel of 1125 m is already opened within the frame of the project. According to Mamuka Bakhtadze, the free section of the tunnel might be used for the transport highway in the future.

“We hold consultations about it with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Economy Ministry, in order to use the remained asset effectively. We also have consolations with Ministry of Environment Protection, as the nature is unique and the decision should be considered in all directions”, – Mamuka Bakhtadze has declared.

It should be noted, that as a result of amendments made to the projects, the capacity of the railway is increased up to 48 million t, while in the case of introduction of complete auto-blocking system, it will reach 100 million t per year.

To remind, construction of 6 railway tunnels is planned within the fame of the project, at that 3 of them are already built with a total length of 2 095 m.