08 December 2021,   20:44
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Shuakhevi tourism projects will breathe a new life into the region and increase the numbers of destinations and visitors - Irakli Garibashvili

The implementation of tourism projects in Shuakhevi Municipality will breathe a new life into the region and increase the numbers of destinations and visitors, Prime Minister said during presentation of Shuakhevi tourism projects. The event was also attended by Speaker of Parliament Kakha Kuchava and Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara Tornike Rizhvadze.

According to Irakli Garibashvili, implementing tourism projects of this type is vital for reviving the economy and attracting more tourists. During the presentation, the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara introduced five projects with a cumulative value of 30 million 750,000 GEL. The implementation of said projects will create new jobs and opportunities for the locals.

One of the projects involves the construction of a dual zipline in Chikhuri. Valued at 10 million GEL, it promises to be the longest zipline in Europe.

According to the Chvani Gorge Tourism Development Plan, infrastructure will be built 1.5 hours from Batumi, with trails, visitor centers, scenic views, and a demonstration village showcasing authentic mills. The project"s value is estimated at 10 million GEL.

Another project, in Gomarduli Resort, seeks to build toboggan and aerial lifts, to breathe a new life into this ski resort. The project"s value amounts up to 10 million GEL.

Tourist shelters and camping sites are under construction on Mount Jvarimindori, in Shuakhevi, with the budget making up 250,000 GEL. Expected to complete in late October, the project will put in place a mountain link between Shuakhevi Municipality and Guria.

In the same vein, pedestrian/bike trails stretching across Keda and Shuakhevi Municipalities are also under construction to support the development of adventure tourism. Implemented with support from the EU"s ENPARD Program, the project will be finalized in October, and its budget is set at about 500,000 GEL.

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