Abastumani spa resort to be rehabilitated
Rehabilitation of the Abastumani resort, which was designed and constructed in teh beginning of the 20-th century, has been started. The rehabilitation project of ne of the most famous spa resorts of Georgia will be carried out in two parts. The design of the oldest part of the town will be maintained.
The resort was designed by German architects in the 20th century, and the original face of the constructions will be maintained during the rehabilitation. The project is due to be over in two years.
Georgian president arrived in Abastumani today to see the beginning of the rehabilitation works. President viewed a hew hotel which is under construction in the town and said that Abastumani will be the major tourist centre of Georgia soon.
`Mtskheta is great, Mestia is a miracle and we have many other places, but this will be the main point of tourism in Georgia, because it is one of the best in Europe. There are one or two similar resorts in Spain and Italy; there is Dubrovnik and maybe one resort in Northern Africa. We cannot yet acknowledge what a miracle is being done here,` Saakashvili said.
Earlier, Mikheil Saakashvili visited Akhaltsikhe town, where the similar project of rehabilitation was launched a year ago.