Dear railway workers!
I, first of all, would like to thank you for the support and
for the selfless labor, each railway man carries out daily for the development of the railway and
For the last four years we with common efforts could realize
the vital projects for the development of the railway.
Today we can tell
safely, that-: "The Georgian railway" is a part of the Great silk
way. We substantiated ourselves in
container transportations from China in the direction of Europe. As a result of
the intensive work, we together with our partners created absolutely a new
corridor - the Persian gulf - the Black Sea which, I am sure, in the long term
will become one of the principal preconditions in success of our company.
Together with our railway-partners and ports we created the Trans Caspian
Association which offers to the world logistic market a uniform transport
product by the principle of the general window.
For me the principal priority was an upgrade of the railway
and the creation for our railway workers of the modern labor and professional
development conditions. The Khashuri wagon depot is a good example of the hardware
of the Georgian railway and I am sure that the new Manager will be able to
update other important hubs at the similar level.
We with assistance of the international consultants could
correct the project of modernization, therefore in 2020 on the most problem
section of a pass there will be a three-fold increase in throughput and sharp
reduction of a trip time.
I’d like to thank all engineers and experts, who shared a
position of "The Georgian railway" concerning the bypass railway of
Tbilisi. Any project, limiting the transit capacity of the country, requires
the basic correction. "The Georgian railway" developed the project
which is approved by the experts and public authorities. I hope, that the
mentioned project will proceed as a result of coordination of interests as
of the country, also the city and the
railway as well.
By running of the double-decked
trains of the Swiss company "Stadler" on "The Georgian
railway" the new era has started." We began the project by means of
which the replacement of electric locomotives of the existing park by electric
locomotives with modern asynchronous
engines will be implemented and I hope that this project will come to the end
For us it is especially important, that we were the first to
introduce the newest corporate system of control of SAP in Europe, and besides,
in the organization could launch the program of realization of initiatives of
employees in limits of "the 6th sigma".
We could and created
a strong basis in the direction of professional education and the social help.
Since 2013 the programs of the social help has increased four times, are
popular financing of the different training programs initiated by us both as in
Georgia, also beyond as well. I think that the positive results concerning the
educational initiatives developed for children of the railway workers were
achieved and this approach has to be surely continued.
At the current stage, the main challenge of the company I
consider is an integration of the railway section Marabda-Kartsakhi into the
main company and the development of railway infrastructure in the direction of
deep-water port of Anakliya.
I especially am proud of the fact that together with fund
“Challenges of the Millennium” and the Ministry of Education we have created
the most qualified railway college in the region equipped with modern
technologies. I am sure that this college will grow up a lot of the worthy and
qualified railway workers to Georgia.
I am glad, that the success of "The Georgian
railway" was reflected on different social groups of the country as well.
"The Georgian railway" for the last four years made the contribution
in development of the Georgian sport and culture. It is invaluable to appraise
the significance our athletes have presented to the Georgian fans.
Once again I’d like to thank each of you for the support and
for the fact that you always were near. Each working day spent with you was a
great honor and responsibility for me.
I have such a confidence that "The Georgian
railway" is expected to have a great success ahead for the benefit of the
country and the nation!