PM on Future Winter Olympic Success

Georgian PM, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, has published well wishes for the Georgian athletes competing in the Winter Olympics.

“I would like to wish our athletes success at the 23rd winter Olympics in South Korea, in which a Georgian team of four will participate: Iason Abramashvili and Nino Tsiklauri in alpine skiing, Giorgi Saghoyan in luge, and Moris Kvitelashvili in figure skating.  I would like to wish them success.  Generally, the Olympic movement is extremely important for our country in terms of promoting a healthy lifestyle, and we will make a special effort to promote it, of course”, The PM said in a press release.                                       

“I understand well how important it is to the whole country, and I would like to urge the members of the Cabinet, and every relevant institution in Georgia, to be as realistic as possible about it.  It is a very concrete and ambitious plan, but unless we raise the bar, we will not be able to ensure the country’s rapid development in this direction in such a short period.  I believe everyone understands why it is so important.  The very announcement of Olympic Games to be held, or possibly held, in Georgia is very important on its own.  However, it is a very feasible plan if we implement such a plan step by step, ensuring infrastructure in our winter destinations and engaging the whole country in winter sports.  We have accomplished much in this direction, and it is strategically important to Georgia in a number of ways: it is about the health of our future generations, the involvement of our mountainous areas that make up 70% of our territory, employment for scores of people, especially in the mountainous regions. It is also about the development of industries closely tied to tourism, such as transport, agriculture and communications.  Thus, we are launching an endeavour with a tremendous spill over effect that will surely involve the whole country", he finished by saying.

07 February 2018 18:23