Vepkhvadze suggested "Shambhala" instead of Lasika
Today at the plenary session of the Georgian Parliament one of the leaders of the Georgian Christian Democrats Levan Vepkhvadze made a proposal to the official authorities of the country - to build mythical city "Shambala" in the Caucasus Mountains. As the GHN reported, this way Vepkhvadze commented the Georgian president's intention to begin construction of a new Georgian supercity called Lasik. However, Vepkhvadze has not seen an expense item on the erection of Lasika in current draft budget of Georgia, which is now considered by the MPs.
"What I could not find in the budget - it is Lasika. The new project, codenamed "Lasika"- they promised that it will be funded in amount of 200 million GEL. And the president said that we should fund the construction of Lasika in amount of 200 million GEL. It is not built out there. Then Nugzar Tsiklauri came and said that we must attract funds for Lasik. It's reasonable idea, though, as the Ostap Bender said, I offer you a congenial idea, let's build "Shambala" in the Caucasus mountain and offer the Indians to invest in it. There will appear investments if you offer such an idea", the Christians -Democrat said in his speech.
A few days ago, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvilii announced his plans to build a new city of Lasika at the Black Sea shore, which will be located between the villages Anaklia and Kulevi and will become the second country in terms of population.
"In the next 10 years in this city will be populated by at least half a million people, and in terms of population it will become the second city in Georgia after Tbilisi. It will be a marine, economic and commercial center in western Georgia", Saakashvili said.
The city construction will begin next year and negotiations with major investors on this issue are already started, he said.