A new 7.5 - km highway was opened at the Kobi-Gudauri section. The opening ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister.
According to Mamuka Bakhtadze, opening of a new cable section will be useful for the tourism potential of the country.
"We would like to have the best mountain ski resorts in Georgia. Gudauri met the new season with a lot of novelties, but this project is really unique. As a result of this project we will be able to develop Koba, Gudauri and Stepantsminda as one cluster. Together with the growth of tourism potential, this project will help us cope with a very important challenge we have every winter when the Kobi-Gudauri road is closed. From now on, each citizen will be able to travel by this ropeway during heavy snowfall or avalanche danger. Consequently, it will be a very important step in order to solve this problem once and for all, "- said the Prime Minister.
Minister of Infrastructure Maia Tskitishvili visited the new ropeway. According to her, ski lift in Kobi will attract investments and construction of hotels will begin.