British Company to Develop the Anaklia Master Planning Concept
On 23 February, Anaklia City presented the Anaklia Visionary Master Planning and Development Plan study to be developed by a leading British company BuroHappold Engineering, the winner of an international tender.
“Anaklia City” executed a contract with the British company under which BuroHappold Engineering is to prepare economic analysis, the feasibility study and the master plan of the Anaklia City.
The presentation opened by Mr. Mamuka Khazaradze, the founder of Anaklia City, was attended by the Government officials, diplomats and business people.
Addressing the audience, BuroHappold Engineering representatives spoke about their experience, namely the implemented projects.
“To become a regional landmark, Anaklia is to rely on the two pillars: the cutting-edge technologies and green economy. To this end, its going to have an industrial park etc. We are glad to have got an opportunity of working with one of the world’s key companies. The concept is to be developed within 6 months during which Anaklia City will be discussing the concept at occasional meetings with various target groups”, – Ms. Keti Bochorishvili, Anaklia City’s Executive Director stated.
“We had the unique chance to convince ourselves about the pace and the magnitude of this remarkable project here and we think it will greatly contribute to the regional development and to the nation’s overall economimc development”, – Mr. Robert Winterhager, Group Director Cities at BurroHappold Engineering said.
BuroHappold Engineering already started to work on the Anaklia urban planning concept and had meetings at several Government agencies, including the Economy and Finance Ministries.
On February 22th the Company experts arrived in Anaklia for preliminary investigation. For the purpose of the spatial planning, they examined the territory and the Anaklia port construction works
BuroHappold Engineering, one of the world’s key urban planning and construction companies works worldwide. In Britain, Europe, Asia and the USA, it has implemented over 600 projects, such as the sea port complex in Mumbai, London’s Hyde Park, the Technological University in California etc.
On 23 February meeting Anaklia City officials also summed up the company’s works so far.
Anaklia City took on development of the city and the special economic zone in June 2017. Up until now, it has forged ties with over 100 international companies many of those its partners now. Collaboration agreements have been signed with Incheon Free Economic Zone (South Korea), Khorgos special economic zone (Kazakhstan), some of the international logistics and forwarding companies, such as the South Korean “Pantos Logistics” and the Austrian Gebrüder Weiss. Talks are underway with some of the giant e-commerce companies. At the meetings with its partners, the “Anaklia City” is now promoting the economic potential of the Anaklia city, the economic zone and in broad terms, that of Georgia.