A Joint Venture led by IRD Engineering, with the participation of GMC Consulting, have just signed a new contract in Georgia. The project, managed by the Roads Department under the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, aims at the Supervision of the Construction of the Bakurtsikhe -Tsnori Road Section, being co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

This road section is part of the international Tbilisi- Bakurtsikhe -Lagodekhi (Azerbaijan Border) road/highway, which is the main route connecting Tbilisi and the Kakheti Region and the transit corridor to Azerbaijan.

The existing Bakurtsikhe -Tsnori Road is two-laned with a width of 6.5-9.0 metres, passing through densely populated villages, which poses considerable road safety risks.

The new road will be two-lane one-carriageway with a design speed of 100 km/h and will have a length of about 16.2 km, including two interchanges and 19 bridges.

Thanks to this new contract, a team from IRD Engineering and its partner companies will carry out the duties of “The Engineer” according to “FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works designed by the Employer”, Pink Book, including the management of any variations and claims occurring during the implementation.

The overall objective of the assignment is to ensure a high-quality construction and that all works are carried out in full compliance with the engineering design, technical specification described in the civil works contracts, so that the contractor completes the construction within the agreed total price and time schedule.

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