Construction of the Lazika port city has been officially launched in Georgia

On September 25 Mikheil Saakashvili took part in the ceremony of the Lazika construction start.

«Lazika will be huge, the largest port on the Black Sea, since the deepest canyon is there», - said the president of Georgia. He stressed that the shortest route from China to Europe goes right through the Lazika region.

Saakashvili announced plans to build Lazika at the end of 2011. According to the President, in 10 years the new city will become the second largest in the country, and will save Georgia from poverty - at least 500 thousand people will live there.

English translation BSN
Adapted from PortNews