18 historical houses in resort Abastumani will be given new life

The rehabilitation will be completed in 2019. Artist impression: Georgia's Ministry of Infrastructure.
Agenda.ge, 08 May 2018 - 15:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Eighteen historical wooden houses in Abastumani, a small town and climatic spa in Georgia's Samtskhe-Javakheti region, will soon be given new life as a rehabilitation project is starting today.

The 18th and 19th centuries houses located on the central street in Abastumani will be completely rehabilitated and their historic features maximally sustained.

The total cost of the project is 3.7 million GEL (about $1.51m/€1.27m*), which will be funded by the World Bank.

The Romanov palace complex in Abastumani. Photo: N. Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

The rehabilitation will be completed in 2019.

At the same time, rehabilitation of the observatory in Abastumani is also planned, which envisages the arrangement of parking, public toilets, the rehabilitation of the central building of telescope AZT-11 and landscaping its adjacent area, rehabilitation of cableway infrastructure.

Built in 1932 the observatory hosts about 10,000 visitors per year and employs 125 people.

Observatory of Abastumani. Photo: N. Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

The road connecting to Bagdati to Abastumani will also be rehabilitated. At this stage the 3.2 km section of road is under rehabilitation.

Water supply and sewage systems in Abastumani will also be renovated.