ABKHAZIA TO ALLOW GEORGIAN GROUP TO INSPECT RAILWAY

Radio Imedi, Georgia
Oct 17 2005

Four Georgian experts are due in Sukhumi later today to examine,
together with Abkhaz and Russian specialists, the Abkhaz section of
the Tbilisi-Moscow railway.

The joint team is to assess the technical condition of the
194-km section of the railway and the amount required for its
rehabilitation. A joint Georgian-Armenian-Russian consortium may be
established to finance the work.

The experts will be carrying out their mission until 23 October.

To remind you, in August the Abkhaz side refused to grant Georgian
experts permission to enter Sukhumi, stating that the list of names
had not been agreed in advance.