the construction of Lazika

Georgian PM visits site of new air, sea and land transit hub

By | April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: , |

Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia on Wednesday confirmed plans for a new airport in conjunction with a port in Anaklia, a small settlement on the Black Sea coast, on the border with Abkhazia. Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili, who visited Anaklia with Infrastructure […]

Georgia moves plan for new airport closer to Abkhazia

By | December 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Anaklia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia plans to build an international airport in Anaklia, a beach resort on the Black Sea next to the breakaway region Abkhazia. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Minister of Economy, said at a briefing December 25 that a plan developed by the previous […]

Government considers planned new city Lazika

By | October 28th, 2012|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The new government has still not decided whether to implement Saakashvili’s idea of building a completely new city Lazika in Georgia. The new government have different ideas about the plan to build a city with half a million people on the Black […]

Saakashvili to open new port in empty city

By | September 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili announced that in September there will be opened a City Hall and a port in the still non-existent city Lazika. Saakashvili was meeting with youth at the patriot camp in Anaklia, a town on the Black Sea coast. […]

Georgia allows commercial exploitation in natural park

By | May 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia has decided to open a national park for commercial activity. The area lies in Georgia’s western part near the Black Sea. Kolkheti National Park had status as a protected area, but part of the park will be exempted from its protected status […]

“Facebook City” to be written into Georgia’s constitution

By | May 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A hypothetical city of half a million which still only exists as a Facebook page will be written into the constitution of Georgia. The initiative comes from president Mikheil Saakashvili, who in a televised speech December 4, 2011 said the new city […]

Georgia’s promised mega-city is not a fata morgana

By | March 21st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The former Soviet republic of Georgia has made the building of Lazika, a hypothetical metropol on the Black Sea, one of its top priorities. The Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili announced the plan at the end of 2011. He said Georgia plans to build […]

Lazika: Democratic Deficit in Public Decision Making Process

By | February 10th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

On December 4, 2011, the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili announced an initiative to build a new city called “Lazika” in the West of Georgia, between Anaklia and Kulevi. The new city is supposed to be the largest after the capital, Tbilisi, and reach a population of about […]

Saakashvili building megacity without plan

By | January 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - The Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili is starting to build an entirely new city from scratch, but there is no city plan yet. Contruction work is set to start within the year, but no map or street plan is yet in existence for architects and engineers to use. The president's administration has told [...]

Building a city from scratch

By | December 5th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILSI, DFWatch - Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili wants to build a brand new city on the Black Sea shore near the breakaway region Abkhazia. Saakashvili made this statement in the town of Zugdidi on December 4, close to the border with Abkhazia. “We have decided to establish a great city between Anaklia and Kulev which will [...]