Sigrid Brettel, Head of Cooperation at the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, this week visited Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, a region in north-west Georgia, to see the implementation of EU-funded projects. She was accompanied by the Georgian Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Mzia Giorgobiani.
While in Oni, the main town of the Racha district, they visited a sports arena especially designed for wrestlers. After the completion of the construction it will be able to accommodate 80 young athletes.
Brettel and Giorgobiani also visited the restored and improved water springs and adjacent recreational areas, which will become a new gathering place for local residents and increase the tourism potential of Oni.
Sigrid Brettel also visited a woodworking workshop, which has received EU funds for the purchase of machines and other equipment. The workshop offers workshops on traditional crafts and makes souvenirs and other handicrafts, which are exported to various countries. Brettel met a large group of Danish students there who are learning how to make Georgian traditional wooden furniture.
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