Renovation of the Tbilisi-Tianeti road finished
Friday, November 4The repair works on 8.3 km of road between Tbilisi and Tianeti have been completed. On 3 November the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Ramaz Nikolaishvili, visited the new road with the President's Governor of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, Tsezar Chocheli, and met with the local population.
Nikolaishvili introduced the Georgian Government's "10-point Strategy" ("Ten-Point plan for modernization and employment for the years 2011-2015") to the audience that attended. One of the main aims of the strategy is to improve the social conditions and create well-paid jobs.
The road, which goes to Tianeti and Lake Sion had become impassable, creating problems for the local population to access other regions. The foundation works were carried out with drainage canals and then asphalt covered, by the Department of Roads of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure. The project was funded by a loan from the World Bank with more than 100 people employed for the road works, mostly local residents. (Prime-News)