GEL 180 million to regional infrastructure
14 February, 2013
GEL 180 million to regional infrastructure
GEL 180 million will be spent on infrastructure development projects in regions this year. Top officials of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI) met with Georgian businessmen on February 11, 2013 to discuss the planned infrastructure activities in order to attract businessmen to participate in upcoming tenders.
According to MRDI officials, works will be implemented in two main directions this year such as regional development and infrastructure - both closely related to each other. Infrastructure sphere includes
construction - rehabilitation of international and internal roads (240 km), bridges (30 bridges), tunnels (tunnel 3), and rehabilitation of the water supply and construction of coast-protection walls. In addition, solid waste landfill management and coordination of construction of infrastructure facilities. The action plan of the Ministry will be focused on the structural optimization of the system and certification of personnel; Improvement of the service quality specifying in strict quality control and enhancement of strict requirements for the quality in the tender conditions; and overall public awareness and transparency of the activities.
In terms of rehabilitation of water supply system and road infrastructure, both new and ongoing projects will be carried out such as implementation of water supply to Kutaisi, Poti, Ureki, Anaklia and Mestia funded by ADB. Construction and rehabilitation of water supply systems in 28 cities will be funded by European Investment Bank.
Construction of the 2.2 km long tunnel between the metro station Vazha - Pshavela and the University and construction of the metro station University in Tbilisi is also put on the agenda. The construction-rehabilitation of the houses for Internally Displaced People will go on.
The Ministry aims to insure the utmost competitive level in the forthcoming tenders. To this end it cut down the qualification requirements and 22 bidders had already appealed for the first tender. 30 tenders with total budget of GEL 35 million were announced only in January of 2013 and the process goes ahead.
The MRDI pledges that the tender process will be completely transparent and unlike the old government the construction process will not be coordinated by law enforcement agencies.
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