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Vahan Martirosyan, RA Minister of Transport, Communication and IT Industry and Shane Rosenthal, Country Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Office in Armenia Paid a Visit to the Construction Site


Vahan Martirosyan, RA Minister of Transport, Communication and IT Industry and Shane Rosenthal, Country Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Office in Armenia Paid a Visit to the Construction Site 04.10.2016

On October 4, 2016 Vahan Martirosyan, the RA Minister of Transport, Communication and IT Industry, Artur Arakelyan, Deputy Minister and Shane Rosenthal, Country Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) office in Armenia visited the construction site of Ashtarak-Talin road section constructed within the scope of Tranche 2 of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program and  followed the ongoing works.

Artur Sargsyan, Chief Executive Officer of North-South SNCO, Branislav Dimitrijevikj, Team Leader of “SAFEGE” company implementing the technical supervision, and the head of Armenian office of “Isolux Corsan” Contractor company introduced the implemented works, the concrete pavement process and technical details, timetable and the information about the concrete quality.

Concrete pavement works, earthworks, road construction works for widening from two-lane carriageway into four-lane and 15km bypass section are currently carried out within the scope of Tranche-2 (Ashtarak-Talin 42km).   Concrete pavement installation works through concrete paver commenced here on September 30 from 53 km of Yerevan-Gyumri highway.

Following and learning about the process of the implemented works on site,  the Minister once again stressed the importance of the quality of the constructed road emphasizing that this highway connecting North of Armenia to the South should be constructed with high quality in accordance with all international standards envisaged for similar roads. 

The construction of Tranche 2 of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program is implemented by the credit funds provided by Asian Development Bank which amount to 180 million USD.

 

It should be mentioned that in parallel the construction works are carried out also in Tranche 3, and the Contractor of Talin-Lanjik and Lanjik-Gyumri sections is Chinese “Sinohydro Corporation Limited” company, the supervisor is the Italian “Spea” company.  Construction works of ground roadbed widening, rocky soil blasting, culvert structures and overpasses are also carried out in this section. The land acquisition and resettlement process is implemented simultaneously.

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