10 villages in Georgia’s iconic Tusheti region to be rehabilitated

  • At the first stage the inventory-research works will begin in Tusheti, said PM Kvirikashvili. Photo: Tusheti Travel/Facebook.
Agenda.ge, 3 May 2018 - 13:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Ten villages of Georgia’s historical region of Tusheti, which is considered a gem of Georgia in terms of its spectacular cultural heritage, will be completed rehabilitated.

Towers and castles built in these villages centuries ago to defend the population against attacks from neighbouring communities are damaged and in bad condition.

In order to preserve the cultural heritage and save these towers and castles, the government of Georgia is starting rehabilitation works in the villages of: Dzveli Diklo, Dzveli Girevi, Tchontio, Hegho, Ageurta, Tsaro, Kvavlo, Parsma, Dakiurtka and Indurta.

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili revealed the plans of rehabilitation works at today’s government meeting.

In his words at the first stage the inventory-research works will begin in Tusheti.

In Tusheti we are starting rehabilitation survey of the 10 villages. You know what kind of wealth Tusheti is for Georgia with its historical-ethnographic heritages, with its landscape, with its originality. Unfortunately, majority of Tusheti’s oldest buildings are damaged as of today”, said Kvirikashvili.

Kvirikashvili continued that first of all the inventory of these towers and castles should be taken and after that the rehabilitation works should be planned.

Students will also be involved in the inventory works for which a total of 400,000 GEL (about $162,601/€135,776*) will be allocated.

*Currency conversions reflect National Bank of Georgia values as of today.