Major development ahead for Bakhmaro - Georgia’s highest alpine resort

  • Initial plan foresaw building top quality roads, fixing existing water infrastructure and supplying the village with the natural gas and electricity. Photo by Ilia Bilikhodze/Facebook.
Agenda.ge, 25 Feb 2016 - 14:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

Bakhmaro, the highest alpine resort in Georgia is being developed to turn the rural mountain village into a bustling, modern winter resort.

Today the Georgian Government announced a special commission will be created and responsible for developing Bakhmaro resort in western Georgia.

When developments are complete Bakhmaro will become a top winter resort for Georgia alongside Gudauri, Bakuriani, Mestia and Goderdzi.

The initial development plan foresaw building top quality roads, fixing existing water infrastructure and supplying the village with the natural gas and electricity.

Once infrastructure was developed, investors will be called to fund a range of projects in Bakhmaro, announced the Government today.

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said there was "great potential” to develop Bakhmaro into a thriving tourist spot.

Located more than 2,000m above sea level, Bakhmaro in Guria region is the highest alpine resort in Georgia.

It is surrounded by fir and pine tree forests. The annual average humidity reaches about 73 percent and the mixture of sea and mountain air is deemed to be beneficial for people with respiratory problems.

The surrounding mountains are also a source of Bakhmaro bottled spring water, produced alongside Nabeghlavi carbonated water by Healthy Water, a local comany.

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