In order to construct the Sisian-Karajan road with 60km length and comprising of five tunnels, the Armenian government has started up the pre-qualification tender.
The intended road considers as a part of Armenia’s 560km section of the 7,200km multi-mode International North-South Transport Corridor, which is a strategic connectivity project in Central Asia and Europe to carry burden among India, Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Ukraine.
These five tunnels, with one tunnel measuring 8.6km, are due to figure over 12km of the Sisian-Karajan road, while the road will also include 27 bridges.
Because of the project’s 487bn dram (US$1bn) value, it considers as Armenia’s largest investment since the country gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
The estimated date for assigning a building contractor by the government is the end of the current year.