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Batumi to Become Caucasian Las Vegas – Varsholomidze

2011-05-04 13:12

Batumi Will to Become a “Caucasian Las Vegas” – Varsholomidze. 16605.jpegThe leader of Adzharia Levan Varsholomidze declared that Batumi, capital of theautonomous republic, will turn into a "Caucasian Las Vegas" during the current tourist season.


"We are holding negotiations with some American companies on the realization of the Caucasian Las Vegas idea", the Business Georgia cites Varsholomidze.   
According to him, in addition to the US investors Adzharia also involves some businessmen from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia and Iran. "We created quite beneficial investment conditions for foreign companies and it is already paying off", - emphasized Varsholomidze.

According to him, the Georgian authorities also help in creating ideal conditions for the guests of the autonomous republic. "We create all conveniences in Adzharia for the tourists to enjoy their holiday", - he added.

It was mentioned earlier that within the scope of the project of a free tourist zone the construction of some multi-storeyed hotel buildings had been started in Adzharia.

"Currently three companies have started the construction: one of them is Georgian and two from the Baltic States. Some companies from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Latvia, Estonia and, of course, Georgia prepared their proposals", said the representative  of the Privatization Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Adzharia Vakhtang Cheishvili noting that the companies which will build the hotels and equip the surrounding area with the required facilities will be exempted from profit tax for 15 years.

According to Cheishvili, an area near the Kobulety resort with a total area of about 120 square kilometers was divided into 31 sites, 1,800 square meters were allotted for each hotel.  The design of the buildings was developed in the Ministry of Economic Affairs: two types of 5-storeyed hotels, three types of 6-storeyed ones and two types of 7-storeyed ones, for 42, 52 and 60 hotel rooms respectively. Therefore, each potential investor may choose which type of hotel it would like to build and where, stressed Cheishvili. "Considering the requests of the investors, the Ministry of Economic Affairs may entitle them to modify the internal layout of rooms and the interior design", he said.

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