The territory adjacent to the arch dam of Inguri hydroelectric power station will become a tourist zone of international level. This was announced today by the Prime Minister of Georgia Georgy Kvirikashvili, who on the spot presented the concept of a new project.
The largest in the South Caucasus Inguri HPP, located near the village of Jvari Zugdidi district in Western Georgia, is a unique complex of engineering and engineering facilities.
The Inguri hydroelectric dam, with a total height of 271.5 meters and a length of 728 meters, was granted the status of a cultural heritage monument in 2015 with the aim of its further development.
According to the concept of the project, the tourist infrastructure of the Inguri dam will include observation platforms, a cable car, a scientific and discovery center, an open concert space, a shipping infrastructure, the world's tallest elevator in the world - 280 meters, and several extreme rides. The tourist infrastructure around Inguri HPP will be located on an area of 157 hectares.
According to preliminary estimates, after the creation of the tourist zone of Inguri HPP will be visited by about 400 thousand tourists per year.
About 200 local residents will work to develop the tourist zone. The number of employees after work on infrastructure development will increase to 300 people.
The investment size of the construction work is approximately 50 million lari (about 21 million dollars), for the engagement of which negotiations with potential investors have already started.