R e g i o n i c a
Georgian Research Center for Regional Economic Priorities
Currently we are analyzing the economic perspectives of Dusheti District. We have chosen this region for our research activities because there is a big potential for development of
Agriculture - According to the estimates based on even the highest possible population count
(33 500 citizens), the amount of agricultural grounds (including all kind of arable
lands, pastures, hayfields etc.) exceeds the rate of 4 hectare per capita.
Suffice it to say that usage of this spaces only for pasture and hay-making can create
the value exceeding the total GDP of Dusheti District!
Renewable Energy - According to the latest study (January 2011), the small hydro power
potential of the district is around 600 MW with annual output capacity
exceeding 3 billion kilowatt-hour level.
Proceeding from the fact that Dusheti is also one of the richest districts in
terms of animal husbandry, there is a big potential of bioenergy production
Tourism - Such exotic places as Pshavi and Khevsureti offer the district an opportunity to make
progress in several fronts. The combination of unspoiled nature, unique traditions and
indescribable beauty of the landscapes can help Dusheti to become leader in the field of
The example of Bazaleti Lake shows that the district's tourist destinations may also
become competitive by investing more in infrastructure.