On September 3th, 2019, a project agreement between Egis (the Consultant) and Municipal Development Fund (the Client) was signed to support the implementation of the project, "THIRD REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: Bakuriani Urban Upgrade Project", financed by World Bank
The aim of the Project is to promote tourism development in Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Samtskhe-Javakheti Regions. The consultancy service aims to develop a Multi Modal Transportation and Mobility (MMTM) Strategic Plan for Bakuriani and its adjacent areas and, based on the MMTM Strategic plan, prepare detailed designs for the integrated urban upgrading of Bakuriani town center, eventually supporting tourism-based local economy.
The selected investments are expected to be combined into cohesive investment programs, which would include the upgrading of inter-modal nodes and associated infrastructure (e.g.: sidewalks, street crossings, streetlights, bicycle paths, bus stations, etc.), public spaces (e.g. parks, squares, pedestrian walkways/pathways, including pathway along the river bank, etc.), street networks, carefully selected façade improvement of centrally located selected buildings and tourist sites enhancement (e.g. access roads, parking, signage, etc.).
Most importantly, Bakuriani will host the 2023 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships, as well as the FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2022. Therefore, the mobility study and related urban upgrading must link and support the bigger efforts for the preparation of Bakuriani for the world championship and its long-term sustainability as a world-class reputed skiing center.
The following services are to be provided by the Consultant:
Along with the abovementioned, on September 20th, 2019, it was conducted a kick off meeting on the project «Bakuriani Multi Modal Transportation and Mobility (MMTM) Strategic Plan, Detailed Designs and Construction Supervision for Integrated Urban Upgrading» with the participation of key Egis experts, in particular, Urs Thomann, Team Leader of the project and Ihor Mohyla, Urban Planning and Mobility Expert.
During the meeting, experts discussed main issues of the project initial stages and received feedbacks about recommendations from the Client on its implementation.