ADC Announces the Commencement Date of Port Construction

14.10.2017

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The construction performed and future plans concerning the Anaklia Deep Sea Port were discussed on October 13, 2017. “Construction on Anaklia Port starts on December 20, 2017,” consortium representatives told a group of businessmen on October 12. At a similar meeting with Tax-Payers’ Union members, consortium officials summed up the construction which had already been carried out. “Anaklia, a sea port in Georgia of an unprecedented scale, is going to be both nationally and regionally significant. We’d vowed to complete the arrangements in a matter of year and begin its construction. It has been a lot of hard work, which apart from our team involved and quite a few local and international companies working on the marine, environment, investigation, among others, parts of the project. As a result, we managed to meet our schedule. Construction of the port is now an immediate challenge,” Mr. Mamuka Khazaradze, founder of the Anaklia Development Consortium said. . In addition, at a meeting with Tax-Payers’ Union members, Mr. Levan Akhveldiani, Director General of the constortium and Ms. Keti Bochorishivili, Anaklia City’s project director, outlined the tasks to be carried out within the framework of the major project. Construction on the port’s land is going to begin in December 2017. Arrangements for the development of the port began in 2016 and involved the following: The Anaklia Development Consortium…For approximately 1 year, the Anaklia Development Consortium and MTBS, an international company, worked on the 600 page master plan of Anaklia Deep Sea Port approved by the Georgian government in October 2017. The company “Anaklia City” took on the development of Anaklia City and the special economic zone. “Anaklia City”, established in June 2017, executed a memorandum of understanding with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (South Korea), established ties with over 100 international companies, held a tender to select the company which would prepare the economic analysis, feasibility study and master plan of Anaklia City. Van Oord, a high-profile Dutch company, performed the preliminary marine engineering tasks, including geotechnical, topographic and similar surveys. The Anaklia Development Consortium carried out all the technical investigations regarding the feasibility of the project. Along with the consortium, the international companies Moffatt & Nichol, Royal HaskoningDHV and Van Oord worked on the Anaklia Port’s draft design. The Anaklia Deep Sea Port development control plan was also approved. The Government of Georgia transferred a part of the Anaklia Port investment territory to the consortium. Together with up to 20 local and international companies, including Royal HaskoningDHV and Ecoline International, the consortium drafted an Environment Impact Report, whereby over 50 investigations of land and marine flora, fauna on the project’s territory and surrounding area was carried out. They also performed socio economic analyses of the regions of Anaklai and Samagrelo-Upper Svaneti and held several meetings with community members of the towns of Zugdidi and Anaklia.