Construction of the Rail Baltic railway route in Poland and Lithuania is slowly progressing.
Lithuania plans to finish its railway line to Latvia’s borders until 2015. Poland plans to modernize its line to Lithuania by 2020, Lithuanian Television reports.
The work to modernize the 60 km railway route from Warsaw to Sadovny will be finished within two years. 85% of the financing of this project comes from the European Union. In total, Poland is expected to modernize nearly 350 km of railway lines, so that trains would be able to travel at 160-200 km/h.
“Rail Baltic modernization requires enormous funding. There are 120 km of railway lines that need to be modernized from Sadovny to Bolostok; a new line needs to be constructed from Elka to Suwalki. This means at least several billion Zloty. We plan to have the route from Trakiszki to Sestokai to be modernized only in 2020,” – noted the Deputy Transport Affairs Minister of Poland Andrzej Massel.
“Speaking of Rail Baltic, which will connect Poland and Lithuania, we should admit – we have been lazy. Our government has great hopes for the new EU budget,” – notes journalist Jakub Kurasz of Rzeczpospolita. “We often write about this project. This greatly pressures the government. It should be said that Poland does not have a good railway infrastructure”.
Lithuania’s Rail Baltic route will be 335 km long. The first line, Mockava and Sestokai, will cost nearly 4.5 million LVL. According to the government’s plan, the railway line to Kaunas will be finished before the end of 2013.
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In Q2 2015 the average monthly gross wages and salaries in the country accounted for EUR 815. Compared to Q2 the previous year, they have increased by 6.9%, slightly overtaking annual increase rate of 6.3% in Q1 2015.
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Ilmars @ 2015-08-27 12:40:14
If Aboltina cant understand why Unity's ratings are plummetting then she should go and look in a mirror. Her refusal to let Latvians democratically elect their president, her bagging of Sandra Kalniete's chances of becoming president, and her attempts to get Unity deputies to vote for the UGF candidate were a disgrace. She told lies about how she was consulting with the public on the next president, when in reality, she was scheming to get the UGF candidate up. Unity should kick Aboltina out before she wrecks the party.
Donald @ 2015-08-26 03:04:31
One can only imagine this heavy fine does discourage our Minister Kaspars Gerhards from shoving his way 'round Old Town, knocking down defenseless ladies in his fine ride. Should it not, one might question the usefulness of Part 14 of Section 149.9 of the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations with respect to knocking down the fine ladies of Latvia while being slightly drunk in an official vehicle, but not on government business. Some may want to pay only 7 Euro to knock about other ministers of our government. We should revisit and amend the law, but after our slightly drunk Minister Kaspars Gerhards gets a more just punishment as Tom suggests.
Linda @ 2015-08-25 23:29:31
Tom @ 2015-08-25 17:39:20