November 6, 2012

     Mr. Zakaria Khundzakishvili inspected  rehabilitation works of the bridge over the river Gldanula.


    Mr. Zakaria Khundzakishvili, Chairman of Roads Department of Georgia,  inspected  rehabilitation works of the existing bridge over the river Gldanula. Respective bridge is located at 9km of Tbilisi bypass road.

    Length of the above refereed bridge is 549m. Value of the project financed under the state budget  amounts to 2 498 816 GEL.

    Project envisages reinforcement of piers, replacement of damaged expansion joints with a new modern structure, restoration of damaged sections of waterproofing on the carriageway, construction of protective structures (barriers). JSC “Khidmsheni”, Contractor organization of RD, is implementing rehabilitation works.

    The aim of the site visit was to monitor undergoing works by the Chairman.

    Mr. Zakaria Khundzakishvili  stated that rehabilitation works are progressing according to the schedule and project will be completed by the end of the year. 


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    October 29, 2012

     Mr. Zakaria Khundzakishvili was appointed as the Chairman of Roads Department of Georgia.


    Mr. Zakaria Khundzakishvili was appointed as the  Chairman of Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia  based on the Order No. 1519 dated 29.11.2012 issued by the Prime Minister of Georgia. 

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    September 5, 2012

     In Georgia, 69% of population is satisfied with the condition of local roads. This is stated in the report of the international research company Gallup World, which studied 148 countries in 2011.

    According to the report Georgia was in the first place among the former Soviet Union countries, and in the 25th place in the world, in terms of citizen’s satisfaction with road infrastructure.

    Moldovans are most unhappy with roads from former Soviet Union countries (only 17% were positive). After Georgia on the second place were Uzbekistan (64%), then Turkmenistan (58%), Belarus (52%), and Ukraine (27%).

    Meanwhile, 59% of the world population is happy with their roads. The highest level of satisfaction is in Asia (66%), the lowest – is in Sahara, Africa (36%) and the former Soviet Union (36%).



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    August 29, 2012

     Construction of two parallel overpasses on highway E-60 highway Sveneti - Ruisi 15-kilometer section is completed. The Minister of Regional Development and infrastructure inspected the final stage of construction and personally attended the testing process of the overpass. The overpasses, in both directions (east and west direction), are placed on Liakhvi river and surrounding dry valley. The overpasses are standing on the 42 columns; the length of each overpass is 880 meters and a width of each - 11.5 meters.   International standards lighting system were installed on the overpasses, which is characterized by a power-saving and good light. On the construction works of the overpass, during the two years, directly and indirectly, 700 stable jobs were created.  The large parts of the employed people are the local population.

    After beginning of exploitation of the overpass, moving of the cars on the E-60 East - West highway will become faster and safer.  Until the beginning of the construction of the overpass, the artificial structures (1, 2 viaducts and bridges) which were placed instead of the overpasses, did not comply with international standards and they needed reconstruction. Construction of the 880-meter-long overpass was effective as economic as security point of view.  New overpasses are equipped with modern anti - seismic bearings, and full comply with international standards.
    It should be noted that this type of construction is carried out for the first time in Georgia. In the construction of the overpasses on Sveneti - Ruisi section of the highway, a unique, French method  was used by the French-Turkish company (one of the leader construction company in the world) “Freysas-Freyssinet”.
    Overpass construction is financed by the World Bank and the Government. The Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure implemented the construction works.
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    August 25, 2012

    The residents of Sachkhere and Chiatura will be able to get to the capital through rehabilitated road. Today, the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Ramaz Nikolaishvili inspected rehabilitation works of 10 km - long section of Gomi - Sachkhere - Chiatura road.  Through the Gomi - Sachkhere - Chiatura highway the residents of Sachkhere and Chiatura can get to the capital and to the east Georgia.  In the case of blocking Rikoti-pass road, the highway fulfills the function of the alternative road for connecting of the east and the west Georgia. The  road was disordered for years and has been creating movement problems, as for the residents of the surrounding villages, as well as for transit cargo. In addition, the rehabilitated road will serve more than 15 000 residents of 10 villages. 100 people are employed directly and indirectly on rehabilitation works, a large part of them are locals.

    In the frameworks of the rehabilitation of Gomi - Sachkheret - Chiatura road, drainage channels were arranged, artificial structures were built and the arranging of the road with asphalt - concrete  cover is underway. The Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure implements the project. 
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