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Businessman: Riga port should decide what to do with areas adjacent to residential territories

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The Board of Riga Free port should decide how to develop further, because the infrastructure is under pressure and is located adjacent to residential districts, believes Chairman of the Board of Man-Tess Karlis Andersons.

«Yes, there are all these development plans that provide for the increase of cargo volumes and other positive things,»- Andersons explains, but notes that choices will need to be made between isolationism, business relocation or the relocation of residents a bit further away from port territory.

«Questions that would help mend these interests will need to be resolved, because, otherwise, conflicts within society could erupt – and that is the last thing anyone needs,»- Andersons points.

The progression of the Krievu Island project is positive, but the port will need to make a decision, «at what expense can we keep growing at all and at what expense can we develop further? Because, in reality, these port territories are very close to residential districts and residents,»- says Chairman of the Board.

«I believe there is a lot to be done. If the vision of the port’s development was set for a longer period of time and in check with all the aforementioned factors, in my opinion, society’s potential discontent would have been a lot smaller. Only then would it become clear as to where we are headed and what we can achieve in any period of time,»- Man-Tess representative says.

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