Nikol Pashinyan and Irakli Garibashvili attend the official inauguration ceremony of the Armenian-Georgian Friendship Bridge

19-08-2022

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili today participated in the official inauguration of the Armenian-Georgian Friendship Bridge at the Bagratashen-Sadakhlo checkpoint on the Armenia-Georgia interstate border. The ceremony was also attended by members of the government of both countries.

The Bagratashen crossing point bridge reconstruction project is being implemented with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The loan agreement for the Northern Border Modernization Project was signed on November 23, 2012. On December 24, 2014, an intergovernmental agreement was signed between the Governments of Armenia and Georgia, by which an intergovernmental commission was established for jointly implementing the project. The construction kicked off in 2021. Drilling of foundations, reinforcement and concreting of foundations and retaining walls, and concreting of tunnel passages were carried out. Bridges with 50 pre-stressed steel girders were installed, reinforcement and concreting works were performed, as well as asphalting of the surface. Installation works of lighting and drainage systems were carried out. The safety barriers were installed, the sidewalks and approach roads were asphalted, road signs and markings were completed. Within the framework of the project, a 6X10m flag of the Republic of Armenia was installed at the checkpoint on a 30-meter high metal pole. 100% of the works envisaged by the contract have actually been completed.