Rikoti tunnel

Chinese investors planning new toll road through Rikoti

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: Economy|Tags: , |

Rikoti tunnel. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Chinese investors are considering building a new toll road through Rikoti Pass, connecting the eastern and western parts of Georgia. The regional development minister said Thursday during the Silk Road Forum that passing a road through Rikoti may […]

Rikoti tunnel reopened for traffic

By | June 21st, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Traffic resumed through Rikoti tunnel Friday. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Rikoti tunnel was reopened for traffic on Friday. It is part of the road which connects the eastern and western parts of Georgia and had been blocked for several days due to a landslide. The landslide was the second one in ten days. According […]

Another landslide blocks main east-west road in Georgia

By | June 18th, 2014|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: , |

Clean-up work is ongoing in Rikoti pass after a second landslide blocked the road again. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Another landslide Tuesday blocked the main road that connects western and eastern Georgia. The first landslide damaged the road through Rikoti Pass on June 12, but the pass was cleaned and reopened after a few days. Tuesday morning […]

Bad weather in Georgia, power cuts, road closure

By | December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: , |

The main road connecting eastern and western Georgia is closed due to bad weather. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–More than 70 000 households in Georgia are left without electricity due to strong wind and snow according to the utility company Energo-Pro Georgia. Electricity was switched off as the lines are damaged and technical crews are now working to rectify […]

Rikoti tunnel closed for repair work

By | January 17th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The Rikoti tunnel, which connects the western and eastern parts Georgia, will be closed from January 18 to January 30, from 20:00 in the evening until 08:00 in the morning, because of work to repair the electric system. […]

Georgia hit by up to two meters of snow, schools closed

By | February 8th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Snowy weather is creating difficulties in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The whole country is currently covered with up to two meters of snow, but the transit of goods east-west is flowing normally. The international airport in Tbilisi says their […]