Unsolved problems of the North-South Corridor (Kvesheti-Kobi) Road Project
The Khada Valley
Briefing | 1 November 2021
The North-South Corridor (Kvesheti-Kobi) Road Project is planned to be realized in Georgia. The 23-kilometre Kvesheti-Kobi Road Project is a new section of the North-South Corridor. The construction will impact the Khada Valley, also known as ‘the place of 60 towers’, which is rich in biodiversity and cultural heritage. The project is funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and implemented by the Roads Department of Georgia.
A fact-finding mission conducted by CEE Bankwatch Network and Green Alternative in July 2021 revealed that while the Kvesheti-Kobi Road Project is ongoing, the numerous issues and concerns that were reported previously are still unresolved, and proper assessment studies are problematic along with the construction activities.