According to the Bank's website, this project finances the construction of the Tskere-Kobi tunnel which forms part of the Kvesheti-Kobi road section, located on the Jinvali-Larsi Road (North-South Corridor).
According to the Bank, a new 23km bypass road from Kvesheti to Kobi will be built to allow more traffic to travel on it safely, and will remain fully operational all year; it will also provide 5km of all-weather rural roads that will serve roadside villages. The project will include five tunnels with a total length of about 11.6km and six bridges with a total length of about 1.6km.
According to the Bank, the project Environmental and Social Impact Assessment disclosure package has been completed and disclosed on the Roads Department and EBRD website. There have been more than 40 stakeholder engagement events held. The Roads Department will develop and implement a Project framework Environmental and Social Management System. The Project is going to involve both physical and economic displacement.
The Project Implementing Agency is the Roads Department of Georgia under the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, which has overall responsibility for the road sector and is responsible for the implementation of the Project.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD
The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.