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Fate of Āgenskalns market remains unclear

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFollowing the initiative from the Latvian Association of Regions/For Latvia’s Development faction in Riga City Council, opposition deputies have prepared a proposal to call an extraordinary meeting of the city council’s city property committee to invite the management of Riga Central Market to explain the fate of Āgenskalns market.

Information about the central market’s plan to close down Āgenskalns market has been reported multiple times. The reported reason for this is the emergency state of the building. But no official statements about development plans and possible reconstruction has been released so far, BNN was told by the party’s representative.

«Considering the misleading and unclear information provided by Riga Central Market’s management about the future of Āgenskalns market, the opposition of Riga City Council has decided to call an extraordinary meeting of the city property committee. The meeting is to be organized within 24 hours,» notes LRA/LA.

Deputy Juris Pūce says that Riga City Council has misled residents and market works about its future.

«Officials of Riga Central Market have said that the market is currently in in poor state and requires reconstruction. However, they have not been able to provide any worthwhile documents that would prove it. Residents of Āgenskalns and workers of the market do not know if there are plan to close the market or if they can expect reconstruction soon. There is neither any money nor specific plans for it,» explains Pūce.

The deputy notes that the management of Riga Central Market are invited to attend the meeting in order to provide detailed information about the technical evaluation of the state of the market, as well as present the possible reconstruction plan and costs.

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