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The government of Georgia has issued a request for expressions of interest to develop the new Deep Water Sea Port of Anaklia, in western Georgia.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance operation and maintenance basis.
The project involves the development of a deep water sea port with an initial capacity to handle 7 million tons and gradually increasing its capacity to at least 40 million tons in twelve years.
Interested parties must submit their expressions of interest on or before 1 October 2014.
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, stated:
I do believe that the new Deep Water Sea Port of Anaklia will be of historical importance for the country. We have worked very hard on this issue and the decision to build a sea port of Anaklia was made on the basis of the respective surveys and resulting conclusions. This is one of the most active and prospective project for Georgia.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Minister of Economy, commented:
The port will be constructed in phases:
Anaklia Sea Port will be one of the main maritime gateways for Georgia and one of the main logistics centre in South Caucasia. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be invested in this project by local and international companies, transport and logistical hub near the Port will be developed that will promote the development not only Samegrelo region, but the country in general. We believe that the construction of the Anaklia Sea port will be one of the most important projects in terms of the economic development of the country.