Low Rise Buildings Is Our Money!
26.12.2012 17:41Flare - up public debate on the construction of high-rise buildings in Sukhum recently has not only an aesthetic nature, but also clearly defined economic motivations. Being in close neighboring to the large Sochi built up with a relentless sweep, Abkhazia with its situation is doomed to the opposite. We can never compete with Sochi’s number of stylish high-rise and level of mass entertainment, so our resort feature – is a storey cozy country, immersed in greenery. This is exactly where the rest prefers a modern middle class - the least criminogenic and most financially stable segment of the touristic flow.
Each tourist country is trying to make a bet on this segment, consisting mainly of residents of megacities. The harder is the rhythm of life, which is continuously accelerating by a technological progress, the greater is the need for a quiet holiday under the palm for a worn-out by traffic jams, skyscrapers and huge crowds resident of bustling cities.
Low rise buildings is our future money for decades ahead. And the one who destroys the existing for decades low-rise buildings, attempts to future economic prosperity of Abkhazia.
And not just on economics. A year ago, experts disseminated information that because of increasing global warming 30-40 years megacities become uninhabitable, especially in summer. With our summer heat warmed during the day skyscraper will release heat at night, and the surrounding buildings will get much less refreshing night’s coolness.
That is why our fighting against the high-rises on the coast of Abkhazia is a fight for our survival in a tough global world, for our stable tourism niche in a very competitive world tourism.
We are making a short break during the holidays, not to spoil a festive atmosphere in the country, but we will resume our fight soon!
I wish all the people of Abkhazia once again to plunge into the wonderful childish atmosphere of expectation of a miracle, which lives a little before the New Year even in adults and serious people! Let the next year bring us a little more stability, a little less formal relationship between the society and the state and, more importantly, let the relations between people be kinder and more generous. We live on one land, fellow citizens!