Date Added: May 2009
In 2006, the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan set out to reconstruct the country's road infrastructure, on which the Azeri economy is highly dependent. One of the largest reconstruction projects involved the highway from Baku to the Russian Federation border, between kilometers 6 and 191. The objective was to restore the highway to Category 1 road standards, enabling safe, high-speed traffic that in turn would lead to an increase in the flow of goods. To protect the investments of the Republic of Azerbaijan and assure the quality of the design plans and construction, an independent SGS project finance engineering team was hired for the reconstruction of the Azerbaijan highway.