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Builders: Unity and "Green Farmers" are not interested in the state of Latvia’s roads

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Аuthor: Lita Krone/LETALast year marked the conclusion of the initiative of Latvijas Ceļu būvētājs to show Saeima deputies the real situation with Latvia’s roads. “Not a single representative of Saeima factions the deputies of which buy expensive cars and for whom, clearly, the quality of roads is a secondary issue”, – the organizers conclude.

Seeing as how the final word regarding Latvia’s road industry belongs to the parliament, this spring, when the situation on the roads had become especially dramatic, the association had sent all Saeima deputies an invitation to participate in one of four test drives organized by the association. A total of 12 Saeima officials had responded to the invitation, as reported by the organizers. Only five of them actually gathered at the Saeima building on May 10.

Parliamentarians and representatives of the association had inspected roads of different age and quality along a chosen route: Riga – Inte – Lade – Vilkene – Korgene – Salacgriva – Ainazi – Staicele – Viki – Mazsalaca – Braslava – Vilzenmuiza – Ozolmuiza – Dikli – Dauguli – Umurga – Vidrizi – Mandegas.

Deputies of Reform Party and the National Alliance expressed the most interest about the state of Latvia’s roads – five deputies of each political force had found the time to learn the situation first hand. There was also one deputy of Harmony Centre and one non-party deputy. There were no representatives of Unity and Union of Greens and Farmers.

“It is unfortunate that deputies and specific political parties prefer the ostrich policy – see nothing, know nothing. It is also no surprise that roads go into ruin, while politicians talk about some success story. We should at least hope that the lazy deputies will decide to discuss the situation with the ones that did inspect the roads”, – Chairman of the Latvijas Ceļu būvētājs Andris Berzins said.

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