Saakashvili urged the architects to design a draft of Lasika
In Batumi Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili called everyone to design architectural draft of a new city Lasika, which is to be erected at the Black Sea shore. Saakashvili said this during his visiting the moving monument "Rotation" by Tamar Kvesitadze. As the President stressed, the construction of a new city will begin in the near future, the GHN reported.
"Everyone knows that the world is developing in the direction of the sea. The main trade routes lie on the sea. Thus Colchis developed this way, ancient myths are born here associated with us. We thought a lot and decided to establish a new large city, which we be named Lasika, at the continuation of Anaklia. This will be a great city, which after 10 years will be populated by at least half a million people. This city will second largest in Georgia after Tbilisi, and it will be the main trade and economic center in western Georgia", the edition quoted Saakashvili.
As recalled by the edition EST!, a new city will be erected between Anaklia and the village of Kulevi. Part of Lasika will be finished by 2015, and the very construction of the city at the Black Sea shore will begin in the spring next year.
In addition, during inspecting the monument by Kvesitadze in Batumi, Saakashvili addressed to the architects and sculptors of Georgia and called them to create a monument which would be erected at Marjanishvili Square in Tbilisi. "I offer all the art workers to design something really great. Create the monuments better than these and we'll erect them", "Georgia News" quoted Saakashvili.