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Riga region’s population may reach 1.1 million in 2030

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RURiga planning region has developed a vision of how the region will develop by the year 2030. This vision states that the administrative importance of the region will become even bigger in 2030. The region may have 1.1 million residents, unemployment may drop to 5% and GDP per capita could reach EUR 15,000.

Edgars Rantins, head of the Riga planning region’s administration, says: «Based on economic and social indexes, RPR is the largest region not only in Latvia, but Baltics as well. Considering our predictions, we can conclude that its role will only grow more in the next fifteen years. The region may become the most important in Baltic States.»

RPR’s developed vision provides that the region’s role in economy will grow significantly, unemployment will decline and GDP will grow as well. The number of active companies and companies working in innovations could grow by 30%. The role of Riga International Airport will grow as well, with the number of passengers reaching 7.5 million. The number of direct flights could grow 25%.

The region will continue developing in a green, environmentally friendly direction. The proportion of renewable energy resources could reach half and the number of cyclists could grow by one-fifth.

The region may also become safer. Experts predict the number of crimes could reduce by one-fifth. The number of traffic accidents may reduce by the same amount.

The development vision us based on development documents: Riga planning region’s Long-tern Development Strategy 2014-2030 and Development programme 2014-2020.

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  1. LH says:

    The visionary capabilities of Rigas Dome one can see every day. There needs to be a proper development plan for the capital city on a state level and leave Rigas Dome out of the occasion, simply executing and strictly controlled by state audit. Every thing else continues to be wasting money.

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