Chinese Company Named as Contractor for Collapsed Section of East-West Highway
The Chinese state company China Road and Bridge Corporation has been identified as the contractor responsible for the Ubisa-Shorapni section of the East-West highway, where a section of the road collapsed on March 13.
The Ministry of Infrastructure confirmed that the company is working on the 13-kilometer stretch of road and that the budget for the project is 901,973,206 GEL, with the construction contract signed in November 2018. The collapse occurred in the outer concrete section of the tunnel that is currently under construction on the highway. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.