Georgian Economy Minister Levan Davitashvili on Tuesday highlighted the importance of a “properly” developed spatial arrangement plan for the country at an international conference dedicated to the topic and hosted earlier today in the capital city of Tbilisi.
Preparation of the unified spatial plan of Georgia is one of the important tasks facing our country, and economic, ecological and social aspects will be taken into account during the development of the plan, so that the country had a sustainable and correct vision of development, which will not only hinder but also ensure sustainable development”, Davitashvili said.
He added it was important for the country to have the “correct high-level document”, created with the involvement of the “world's leading experts” together with local specialists, for the objective.
Quite a lot of municipalities are already [arranged] by general plans, although we are still far from having an inter-municipal and unified plan”, he said, adding developing spacial planning involved considering “sensitive” topics such as “balancing” cultural heritage, environment and economic development.
Davitashvili said he hoped final versions of municipal spatial plans would be approved throughout this year.