Georgian President visited Batumi damaged by storm
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 27 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
On Tuesday Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visited Batumi damaged by storm. He, along with the mayor of Batumi Jemal Ananidze acquainted with the situation in the urban coastal boulevard.
"Batumi's infrastructure and coastline needs help," the president said, noting with regret that the 50-million project to strengthen the coastline was suspended.
"You can not ignore someone in spite of the city infrastructure. These studies are important for all developing cities. We have prepared the technical and economic parameters, I personally spoke with the leaders of the Asian Development Bank in order to work on the Batumi coastline strengthening were finally completed. Then, somehow, someone stated that this supposedly connected with the "Golden Sand" project. It is inexpensive. The project is assumed to be lining the waterfront that it is protected from the water, and inside - you want to pour the sand, if you want anything. I mentioned the sand, someone had said that it is the latest fad of Saakashvili, so let's stop this project completely. So far, the project somehow got lost. I hope that this is a misunderstanding, because this project is more important than the "Golden Sand". This project serves to Batumi was not washed away by water. Everyone knows that this project is on hold and it is viewed with doubt to spite me. Forget about my existence, let this storm will remind everyone that the city is threatened by sea, "Saakashvili said.
The storm, the strength of which reached six points, strucked the coast of Adjara damage of nearly $ 3 million.