New ropeway opens in Gudauri ski resort of Georgia
A new ropeway opened in Gudauri ski resort on Friday. New gondolas have been installed and the required infrastructure has been arranged on the whole territory of the resort.
President Saakashvili and First Lady visited the winter resort today, where Mikheil Saakashvili and Sandra Roelofs skied on the renewed tracks.
The president said hundreds of million Georgian Lari are expected to be invested in Georgia`s resorts, therefore tens of thousands employed there. He said developing the ski resorts would assist the local population to overcome poverty.
Saakashvili added developing the ski infrastructure will be completed by 2015.
"Where ski resorts are, there is no poverty and people live wealthy. Today ski resorts are being constructed where there is poverty. Construction of ski resorts for us is also a main instrument for fighting the poverty", he said.