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    Reference: 20180246
    Release date: 1 December 2020

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

    Location

    Description

    Upgrade of the Algeti-Sadakhlo road (approximately 30 km), which will connect a transit corridor of the E-60 Highway to the Armenian border.

    Objectives

    The proposed loan will support the Georgian Government in completing the implementation of its national priority 2017-2020 construction and upgrading programme for the road network. The objective is to promote sustainable road infrastructure development providing efficient transportation, enhancing cross border and regional connectivity, the population's local mobility and ensuring short- and long-term benefits for all road users.

    Sector(s)

    Under ELM Guarantee

    This operation is covered by the ELM Guarantee.

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 85 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 107 million

    Environmental aspects

    If located in the EU, the operation would be subject to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (2014/52/EU amending EIA Directive 2011/92/EU) and the Birds and Habitats Directives (2009/147/EC and 92/43/EEC respectively). Those investment schemes which would normally fall under Annex I and/or are screened in, would require an EIA. The EIA process and approval, biodiversity assessment requirements, climate adaptation, social impacts and mitigation measures will be further checked during the appraisal. In particular, the Bank's services will discuss with the competent authorities the environment permits needed to implement the investment schemes, as well as any social and land acquisition issues and protected areas affected by these sub-projects.

    Procurement

    The operation will be implemented with other international financial institutions. The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that any procurement procedures on the road sections financed by the Bank are done in accordance with the EIB Guide to Procurement and the relevant applicable EU public procurement rules.

    Status

    Approved - 24/02/2021

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    Georgia Transport