ArmInfo. In Georgia, work is eginning to renovate the highway leading to Armenia. In this regard, according to the press service of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) of the Republic of Armenia, the traffic of cars with trailers and semi-trailers through the Guguti (Georgia) -Gogavan (Armenia) checkpoint will be limited.
The source, referring to the report of the State Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, notes that the restrictions are associated with repair work beginning on August 19 on the section of the Ponyachala-Marneuli-Guguti highway. The work will be completed by the fall of this year. The project provides for the repair of an 85-98 kilometer section of the road.
To recall, in March of this year, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan noted that millions of dollars were invested in the implementation of the North-South highway construction project, and its impact on the Armenian economy is zero. According to the Prime Minister, strategic planning is important in this matter. For example, there is still no agreement with Georgia on the construction of the North-South road. As an example, he pointed to the fact that a magnificent road was built to the Gogavan checkpoint on the territory of Armenia, but because of the poor roads in Georgia, no one uses it. And, on the contrary, the road to Bagratashen checkpoint on the territory of Armenia is in a terrible state, and in Georgia the road is magnificent in this section. All this, as Nikol Pashinyan noted, indicates the absence of a strategic planning system. Nikol Pashinyan also emphasized that tender procedures are underway in Georgia for the construction of the Ninotsminda (Georgia) - Bavra (Armenia) road, which is currently in disastrous condition.
It was originally planned to complete construction of the corridor in 2019, however, now the deadlines are postponed for 5-10 years. Under the North-South program, the Armenian government calculated the preliminary savings of $ 2.5 per hour for each passenger and $ 1 per hour for the transportation of a ton of cargo. As the Armenian authorities expect, the program will allow the country to mitigate the consequences of the blockade by Azerbaijan and Turkey in the future, play the role of a transit state in the cargo transportation of the countries of the region, as well as join the Black Sea ring highway.