GEORGIA, RUSSIA, ARMENIA AND ABKHAZIA TO DISCUSS RESTORATION OF ABKHAZ RAILWAY

PanARMENIAN.Net
03.05.2006 00:48 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Director General of Georgian Railways Public
Corporation Irakly Ezugbaya will take part in the meeting of the
quadripartite commission (Georgia, Russia, Armenia and Abkhazia)
on restoration of the Abkhaz part of the Tbilisi-Sochi railway.

"During the session of the commission in Moscow May 3-4 creation of
a consortium with participation of all four sides of the project will
take place," Spokeswoman of the Director General of Georgian Railways
Public Corporation Tamara Machavariani said.

In her words, according to preliminary data, the project cost
fluctuates between $200 and $250 million, while the share participation
of the consortium members is still subject to discussion, reports
Novosti Gruzia.

We note that rail communication between Georgia and Russia through
Abkhazia was stopped right after the Georgian-Abkhaz armed conflict
commenced in 1992-1993.