Armenia expects Upper Lars checkpoint to reopen in a few weeks
The reconstruction of the Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Lars highway may take 2-3 weeks, Armenian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of International Economic Integration and Reforms Vache Gabrielyan said at the government sitting today. The issue is in the spotlight of the Prime Minister and the government, he said.
The road is currently impassable because of flooding of Terek River. The land transportation of cargos is impossible. The Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations keeps in touch with the relevant authorities in Georgia and Russia, the Minister said.
At the request of the Armenian PM the Russian government has provided a plane to transport citizens stuck at Upper Lars border checkpoint. The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has already flown 96 citizens to Yerevan, another 120 will be transported today, Vache Gabrielyan said.