Development of the Anaklia Deep Sea Port, the town of Anaklia and special economic zone Projects were at the top of the agenda of the Silk Road Forum in Tbilisi sponsored by Anaklia Development Consortium held in 28-29 November 2017.
At the Forum’s various panels participants discussed Anaklia as a strategic part of the global Silk Road East-West corridor project, the crossroads offering a new opportunity to Georgia. The Anaklia Consortium officials executed MOUs with the Trans-Caspian corridor ports and met the representatives of over 30 companies involved in the forum.
On 28 November, the Anaklia Port Management and high officials of the Baku and Kuryk (Kazakhstan) ports signed Memorandum of Understanding to galvanize development of the regional corridor and its competitiveness.
The Anaklia Port Management held talks with the leadership of Constanza sea port in Romania, another key player in the Silk Road regional transportation corridor project. On 27 November, a Constanza port delegation led by its general manager met the Anaklia Development Consortium Management to discuss the details of the project and the potential of the international corridor.
In his address to the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum on 28 November, Levan Akhvlediani, CEO of the Anaklia Development Consortium will presented the Anaklia Deep Sea Port as a new hub for land, rail and marine transportation, production and trade.
On 29 November, Keti Bochorishvili, CEO of Anaklia City project presented the Anaklia city and special economic zone project and its potential in terms of the Europe- Central Asia- Asia regional hub.
High officials from 34 countries, some of the PMs among them and approx. 1000 delegates attended the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum.
Construction of the Anaklia Deep Sea Port is to start on 20 December 2017. The first phase Port operations, i.e. arrival of the ships have been scheduled for 2021.