In a bid to attract project proposals, the Georgian government has announced a call for expressions of interest in the construction, design and operation of a deep-sea port in Anaklia.
The government said that only companies with at least 10 years of experience of implementing such projects are invited to submit their proposals which should be received before October 1, 2014.
The port’s proposed initial capacity is to handle seven million tonnes, gradually increasing to at least 40 million tons in twelve years.
Georgia’s economy ministry said a target of 40 million tonnes of mixed cargo equated to around three million TEUs for standard containers.
According to government’s requirements, the port should be fully-operational two years after the start of construction.