Tbilisi City- ecologically clean district will be developed
02 June, 2011
Tbilisi City- ecologically clean district will be developed

Tbilisi City, an ecologically clean district is to be built on 83 hectares, which is being cleaned within the framework of Tbilisi Bypass Project that is worth of USD 270 million. Danish company COWI will research and work on development of Tbilisi City project.

Georgian Railway LLC (GR), the state owned company, launched a Tbilisi Railway Bypass project for developing the new railway route bypass in the downtown area of the capital in 2010 on purpose to cut down environmental and

traffic problems in Tbilisi, as well as improve the efficiency of railway’s functioning and also enhancing the integrity of the separated parts of Tbilisi split in two parts by the existing infrastructure. With the Bypass Project GR will improve the safety and efficiency of railway operations by constructing a new section of railway track bypassing Tbilisi’s town centre.

The railway infrastructure between stations “Didube” and “Navtlugi” connecting two ends of the Capital of Georgia will be dismantled. As a result 83 hectare area will be freed up and be used for a new urban development called Tbilisi City. To implement the plan Georgian Railway hired a Danish COWI [Consultancy within Engineering, Environmental Science and Economics] that will be researching the targeted land plot. After research and analysis of the land COWI company will work out an environment-friendly strategy and action plan that will be a guideline for further planning of Tbilisi City.

According to GR, this will be the first ever precedent in the post-soviet space when environment protection standards will be foreseen prior to launching construction works. And participation of the international consulting company is supposed to be a guarantee that an ecologically clean district will be developed in Tbilisi. COWI will be working for 6 months over the project.

Residential houses as well as office accommodations, squares and entertainment units will be developed in the new district. According to the preliminary researches of Locum and Colliers CRE, the questioned territory has a strategic importance to Tbilisi and its development strategy is supposed to have a huge influence on international image of the capital.

French-based Apur Company will be working on planning of the freed territory of Tbilisi City.

“Apur planned and successfully implemented one of the most beautiful parts of Paris,” GR accentuated.

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