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22 Novembre 2017

Georgia

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (“EOI”) DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOG.CENTRE KUTAISI

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”), on behalf of the Government of Georgia, 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. economy.ge Based on the results of the Feasibility Study The Government of Georgia intends to select an investor (the “Investor”) to develop the Kutaisi 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 Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia 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 Kutaisi Logistics Centre (LC) are: - Future development of a modern and state-of-the-art Logistic Centre in Kutaisi region as a nucleus and logistics cluster; - Capability of Logistics Centre to position itself as a logistics hub for West 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. Location The future Logistics Centre will be situated about 30 km in the south-west of the city of Kutaisi and about 2 km in the west of Kutaisi International Airport. There is no direct railway access, but the TRACECA railway main line (Poti – Tbilisi – Baku) is directly adjacent to the northern land plot boundary of the future Logistics Centre. The area will have a direct road access the adjacent Kutaisi International Airport as well as the city of Kutaisi and Samtredia. In addition, the land plot is excellently connected to the National Highway S1. The National Highway, which connects the eastern and western parts of Georgia, is in a distance of only 3 km.   (ICE BAKU)