5 Feb 2016 - 12:48
Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is undergoing rapid and major transformation to renovate the old, historic city, add new tourist routes and create more recreation zones for locals to enjoy.
Today the Government of Georgia presented the New Tiflis project that aimed to boost the economy, develop tourism and contribute to the well-being of Tbilisi’s residents.
The project was due to be completed by the end of 2016.
I am glad that we are starting a new project that enables us to take care of Tbilisi, restore its old districts and give it new glory. Tbilisi is a special city and it is our duty to keep and develop a legacy for our ancestors,” said Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili while presenting the New Tiflis project today.
More than 200 professionals including architects, historians, urbanists, art critics and others were working with the Government to develop an urban environment plan for Tbilisi so its 1.5 million residents and visitors can enjoy the cultural and diverse landscape.
Today renovation works started on 45 addresses of Aghmashenebeli Avenue. Photo by the PM's press office.
The city’s Mayor David Narmania said work started today to renovate 45 addresses on Aghmashenebeli Avenue in Marjanishvili area.
Also we have already started renovating the land near Wine Slope and Gudiashvili Square. A very important thing is that after the renovations are completed all the areas will be adapted for people with disabilities,” he said.
Dry Bridge and its nearby area will also be renovated within the New Tiflis project.
We are renovating not only the facades of the buildings but we will enter into yards and renovate all structural and communication infrastructure. This will significantly lift the prices of real estate in Tbilisi,” said PM Kvirikashvili.
About 800 people are employed in the renovation project.
Georgian PM visited the entrance area of one of the buildings under renovation. Photo by the PM's press office.