Reconstructed Aghmashenebeli Avenue opens in Tbilisi
Tbilisi`s Aghmashenebeli Avenue, which has been completely reconstructed, was opened on Wednesday. The street cosntructed in the 19th century has assumed a historical as well as contemporary image.
The Georgian president along with Tbilisi mayor opened the reconstructed avenue today. After having talked to the local populations, Saakashvili addressed with a speech to the people assembled in the avenue.
Saakashvili in his speech stressed the achievements of the Rose Revolution saying that the poverty level in teh country has decreased from 52% to 17%.
After the speech, the president walked trough the avenue with Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava.
The reconstructed avenue is supposed to combine several functions being a tourist, as well as cultural and trade center.
A historic building was also reconstructed in the avenue. The building was constructed by German vendor Friederich Vezel in the 80ties of the 19th century. Therefore, the building is supposed to return its name and be called Vezel Plaza.
As reported, the reconstructed street is planned to become one-way and after two years, it is expected to become a pedestrian one.