Aghmashenebeli Avenue Renovation Finished

Seven months of massive reconstruction works have finished and the new pedestrian part of Aghmashenebeli Avenue in Tbilisi was officially opened this weekend, with crowds out to enjoy a brilliant festive atmosphere.

47 buildings, of which 38 are assigned to National Cultural Heritage Site status, were renovated in the last seven months, the opening of which marks the end of the first stage of the New Tiflis project.

Roofs, facades with historical ornaments, old balconies, doors, entrances, gates, and courtyards were all renovated, and drainage, sanitation, gas and electricity systems were changed along the avenue.

Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who attended the official opening of the new pedestrian part of the city alongside Tbilisi Mayor Davit Narmania, said that more reconstruction works are ahead.

“We intend to restore the upper streets and the complex of 19th century gardens.”

He also mentioned the significant boost in the real estate prices for that part of the city due to the recent renovations.

The Aghmashenebeli Avenue reconstruction is seen as a chance to redirect tourist flow, with Maidan, Chardin and Erekle II streets still in the top places for tourists to hang out in, in Tbilisi.

The New Tiflis rehabilitation plan had a 30 mln GEL budget for its first stage. The second stage will see the rehabilitation of the Dry Bridge and Orbeliani Square area and is set to begin in 2017.

Nino Gugunishvili

26 September 2016 21:39