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Panorama Internazionale

22 NOVEMBRE 2017

08:48 - Georgia


(ICE) - ROMA, 22 NOV -

Introduction and Summary

Along with major country reforms to improve the business climate and governance, Georgia has successfully implemented a series of fundamental reforms and interventions in the transportation and logistics sector over the last ten years. The country has radically improved its value proposition as a transit country by modernizing its transport infrastructure, improving border clearance procedures, and liberalizing the provision of services in many key sectors that ensure better international connectivity with global markets. Georgia is also renovating and expanding its transportation infrastructure, which includes a growing national highway system, newly expanded railway routes, three newly renovated international airports and seaports/ terminals (Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi). Despite these achievements, many challenges remain for Georgia to become a regional transit-logistics hub. One of the key challenges facing the Georgian logistics sector is development of modern logistics centers. As part of the East-West Highway Corridor Improvement Project financed by the World Bank, the Consultant company (Dornier Consulting International GmbH) of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (the “MoESD”), carried out a feasibility study for the creation of logistics centers in Georgia (the “Feasibility Study”). The Feasibility Study is available on the official website of the MOESD: www. Based on the results of the Feasibility Study The Government of Georgia intends to select an investor (the “Investor”) to develop the Tbilisi Logistics Centre on a build, own and operate (BOO) basis (the “Project”) pursuant to an agreement to be entered into with the selected Investor (the “Investment Agreement”). Accordingly, by this Request for Expression of Interest (this “Request for EOI”), the Government of Georgia acting through the MOESD invites local and international companies or group of companies - Consortiums (“Candidates”) to submit their expressions of interest (“EOI’s”) to act as Investor in relation to the Project.

Main Objectives

The government’s main objectives for the development and implementation of the Tbilisi Logistics Centre are: - Future development of a modern and state-of-the-art Logistic Centre near Tbilisi as a nucleus and logistics cluster; - Capability of this Logistics Centre to position itself as a logistics hub for East Georgia as well as the South Caucasus Region; - Settlement of local and international logistics companies as well as logistics-intensive trade and industries in accordance with the planned two development stages; - Attraction of capable investors, operators and financiers; - Strengthening and support of the further regional economic and social development of the country.


The future Logistics Centre will be located in the South-East of Tbilisi close to the traffic junction to Armenia and Azerbaijan. The planned Logistics Centre will have direct access to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line as well as the Poti/Batumi-Tbilisi-Yerevan railway line, which makes the location unique. The location is also very well connected to the national rail and road network, and Tbilisi International Airport is within 20 km. A 9 km access road connects the future Logistics Centre with the National Highway Network (S4, S9). While the access road to the S4 highway for the most part already exists, the additional access road to the S6 highway will be prepared during the second development stage of the Logistics Centre.