Kherson is getting closer to Georgian regions
During the visit of Kherson region delegation to Georgia with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia, a number of meetings were held, including with the leadership of three regions of this country: Samergelo-Zemo Svaneti, Guria and Ajar Autonomous Republic. Each of these regions has its own specific features and growth points.
In particular, the largest port of Georgia for today, the port in Poti, operates in Samurgelo Zemo Svaneti. The capacity of the port is 8 million tons, the enterprise is 170 years old and it provides employment to 1200 workers. This state port is currently leased to an international company. After the restoration of Skadovsk seaport operstion in Kherson region, there is a great prospect of restoration and ferry connection between the two ports.
There is also a free economic (industrial) zone in Pot with an area of 300 hectares, within which 120 companies operate. Companies here only pay some social taxes, they are exempt from income tax and other payments. About 1000 workers work here. The experience of creating such a preferential zone for investors in Kherson region is currently being considered by the regional state administration.
The Autonomous Republic of Ajaria, with its center in Batumi, is an example of a successful investment and economic policy, using its own tourism resources. In 10 years, this city has become a year-round holiday destination and a world-famous tourist attraction. The hotels of the most famous international hotel chains are located here, and thanks to the open gambling market, the world gambling stakeholders offer the whole range of entertainment in this segment to foreign and domestic tourists.
Also during the visit, meetings with the Minister of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia and representatives of the National Wine Agency of Georgia, the chairman of the National Tourism Administration of Georgia and the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia were held.
As a result of the visit, an agreement was reached on organizing Kherson region days in Georgia at the Embassy of our state and presenting the region’s tourism potential to Georgian tourist operators. Also at the end of spring, representatives of the above-mentioned regions of Georgia will come to Kherson region at the invitation of the head of the regional state administration in order to strengthen interregional cooperation.
Together with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, we will work to attract Wizz Air to launch a direct Kherson – Kutaisi flight.