Georgian Finance Minister and vice-president of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a $343 million agreement today to help Georgia develop its major transport artery, the East-West Highway.
More specifically, the money will be spent on constructing the 14km long Shorapani-Argveti section of the East-West Highway.
Japanese technologies will be used during the implementation of the second phase of the project.
The project is planned to be finalised in the first quarter of 2023.
The video by TV4.ge shows an artist's impression of Rikoti Pass, which is considered the most complicated section of the East-West Highway.
The agreement was signed during the official visit of Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Taro Kono.
Kono will visit Georgia on September 4-5 and this will be the first high level visit from Japan.