TA Contract with ADB for Georgia

Engconsult Ltd., Canada signed a technical assistance (TA) contracts with Asian Development Bank on February 3, 2009 for Preparing the Ajara Bypass Roads Development Project in Georgia in the amount of US$580,000.
The objective of the Project is to undertake a feasibility study and prepare a preliminary design for the proposed Ajara Bypass Roads (57km). The project will comprise two bypass roads in the Ajara Autonomous Republic: (i) the Batumi bypass road, and (ii) the Choloki–Makhinjauri road (or the Kobuleti bypass road) to increase transit traffic, reduce transport costs and travel time, and improve road safety. The key components of the project are: (1) 52km road, (2) 20 bridges (two of them are 400m long each), (3) 1,300m riverbank protection; (5) 5 interchanges and overpasses, and (6) 820m tunnel.