Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 18 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
This year, the Georgian government has refused several major projects planned for 2012, due to their inexpediency, a statement of Municipal Development Fund of Georgia said on Monday.
All these projects were initiated by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
According to the Fund, based on research, the "pendant bridge" between Marshal Gelovani and Samtredia Streets worth 80 million lari is not needed.
"As a result of a thorough study of the matter, it was ascertained that the construction of the bridge connecting the left and right banks will increase traffic in the area. Along with this, residents of the city are against the bridge's construction. Plans for another bridge connecting the Tbilisi-Leselidze route to Mtskheta were shelved as well. If the project were to be implemented, inclusion of the Svetitskhoveli and the Cross Monastery in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be put under question, as the new bridge falls into the territory of these monuments.
By the decision of the Fund's new management, the project to cover the two-kilometer Batumi promenade with golden sand was excluded from the list of project planned for 2013. According to the project, covering a two-kilometer promenade with gold sand will cost 50 million lari. Nevertheless, the Fund does not suspend the project to strengthen the coast promenade of Batumi," the statement said.
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