Georgia’s ancient Khertvisi Fortress to have new tourist infrastructure by 2018

  • Currently the rehabilitation of the access road to Khertvisi Fortress is underway. Photo by History of Georgia/Facebook.
Agenda.ge, 25 Oct 2017 - 14:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

Visitors of Georgia’s ancient Khertvisi Fortress will enjoy new tourism infrastructure starting next year.

Situated in the Meskheti region of southern Georgia, Khertvisi Fortress (10th -11th centuries) is one of the most ancient fortresses in Georgia.

Even though the date of its construction date is unknown, at one point it stood on the Great Silk Road.

The introduction of tourism infrastructure at Khertvisi Fortress is being implemented under the Third Regional Development Project (RDP III), supported by World Bank.

A total of 1.5 million GEL is allocated for the rehabilitation of the Khertvisi Fortress. The works started in June this year and will be completed in March, 2018.

Situated in the Meskheti region of southern Georgia, Khertvisi Fortress (10th -11th centuries) is one of the most ancient fortresses in Georgia. Photo by History of Georgia/Facebook.

The rehabilitation of the Khertvisi Fortress includes the reconstruction of an old gateway of the fortress, arrangement of administration office, café, tourist information centre, water supply, power supply and wastewater systems for tourist infrastructure, car parking and installation of biological treatment units, car parking area, construction of a public toilet, rehabilitation of access road to Khertvisi Fortress and Landscaping of Khertvisi Fortress area.

Currently the rehabilitation of the access road to Khertvisi Fortress is underway, announced the Ministry of Infrastructure of Georgia.

The infrastructure will also be adapted for people with limited physical capabilities.

Despite the passing of time, the Khertvisi Fortress has survived in its original state and continues to stand tall on its mountain.

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