Armenian Transport and Communications Minister visits the Dariali Gorge
Tuesday, June 17
Gagik Beglaryan, Minister of Transport and Communications of Armenia visited the Dariali gorge. Gagik Beglaryan was hosted by Mikheil Janelidze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and Elguja Khokrishvili, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia. After the visited the works in the Dariali gorge, the Armenian delegation together with 20 Armenian journalists visited the Larsi border checkpoint. According to the Minister of Transport and Communications of Armenia, it is very important that the Larsi border checkpoint is open and the transport road is open in the two directions.
“The opening of this road is very important for us, because this is the only connecting way of Armenia to Russia. We have seen how intensively the cars are moving both from Georgian and Russia. Due to the landslide about 200 cars suspended in Armenia. We welcome the opening the Larsi border checkpoint after the intensive work” – Gagik Beglaryan said.
According to Mikheil Janelidze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, the Armenian Minister visited the Dariali gorge and got familiar with the work being conducted for a month. According to the Deputy Minister, the road is open.
“The Larsi border checkpoint was opened today. The transit is open both for trucks from Georgian, as well as for trucks from Russia. There are no lines at the checkpoint. Cars, as well as truck can cross the border without any obstacles” – Mikheil Janelidze said.
According to the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, 24 hour reconstructing work is being conducted in the Dariali gorge. The works for the main road will start in the near future.