The proposed project will (i) construct a new two-lane bypass road of 16.2 km skirting Batumi; and (ii) contract out routine and periodic maintenance work for about 200 km of international roads combined with connecting secondary roads based on performance-based maintenance (PBM) contract. Batumi is a major port city in the southwest part of Georgia, bordered by the Black Sea to the west and Turkey to the south. The existing main road connecting Sarpi at the border with Turkey to Poti, a major port at the Black Sea, is a key transit route along the coastline of the Black Sea for heavy goods and passenger traffic from Turkey to Tbilisi and then onto Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea.
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