982 WAGONS TRANSPORTED TO ARMENIA AFTER RESTORATION OF BYPASS THROUHG GORI-TBILISI RAILWAY BRIDGE

Noyan Tapan
Sep 1, 2008

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 1, NOYAN TAPAN. 982 wagons of various commodities,
including 68 wagons of gasoline and 350 wagons of wheat, have been
transported so far to Armenia after restoration of the bypass through
Gori-Tbilisi railway bridge, co-chairman of the Armenian-Georgian
interparliamentary commission Volodya Badalian announced at the
September 1 press conference. According to him, in Georgia there is
now no notable accumulation of goods to be transported to Armenia,
and another 2,500 tons of gasoline will be loaded by September 3.

V. Badalian said that the restoration of the bridge will probably
be completed in a month. However, due to the post-war situation in
Georgia no one can guarantee that there will be no explosions. For
this reason V. Badalian attached importance to the issue of having
an alternative railway.

In his words, Armenia should be able to keep a neutral position
in the current Russian-Georgian relations. "These countries should
solve their problems themselves. Both are friendly countries for us,"
V. Badalian said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress