Press Release

​President Zourabichvili Visits Kutaisi Botanical Garden and Rioni Hydroelectric Power Plant

Salome Zourabichvili, President of Georgia has visited the Kutaisi Botanical Garden and a historic architectural part of Rioni Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP).

In the Kutaisi Botanical Garden, President Zourabichvili studied the garden’s functions and, along with the local Government representatives, examined the centuries-old unique plants.

As highlighted, the Kutaisi Botanical Garden, founded in the middle of the 19th century, is one of the unique sights in Georgia. After the Tbilisi National Botanical Garden, it is the most ancient botanical garden in the country. About 700 species of plants, trees, and bushes from all around the world are found in the Kutaisi Botanical Garden, where President Zourabichvili has planted a Cyprus tree.

President Zourabichvili has also paid a visit to the building where the well-known linguist Nicholas Marr was born.  Nicholas Marr’s father has been a director of the Kutaisi Botanical Garden for years.

At the end, President Zourabichvili visited Rioni Hydroelectric Power Plant, being a crucial part of Georgia’s unified energy system, and explored its historic part. She has been informed of the HPP’s activities and rehabilitation works that are currently underway.