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Interior Minister: cautious driving to prevent paying speed camera installers

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The Interior Minister Linda Murniece

If people drive cautiously no company will have the opportunity to even recover funds invested in the project, the Interior Minister Linda Mūrniece (Murniece) indicates to LTV broadcast Labrīt, Latvija!, commenting on the publicly voiced opinion about the unfair provisions of the speed camera tender.

She points out people themselves can influence whether the successful tender candidate will be able to make profit, adding it is necessary to drive carefully without speeding.

Murniece denies the possibility of unfair competition, emphasizing the tender applicants have not contested the results or filed a complaint to the Procurement Monitoring Bureau.

As reported, the association of three legal persons – AS Vitronic Baltica in collaboration with the German company Vitronic Dr.-Ing.Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme and SIA Komerccentrs DATI grupa – was recognized as the winner in the closed tender for 160 new fixed speed camera supplies.

The company to deliver and install 160 new fixed speed cameras is likely to receive 35% of the fines collected via these speed cameras.

As regards the prospective candidates to the Interior Minister’s post, Murniece, who will resign on June 6, this year, will recommend nominating her party Unity’s members – Ainars Latkovskis and Dzintars Zaķis.

Murniece also points out she will try to return to politics. Of course, knowing my character, I will actively work at the Parliament, as there are possibilities of doing many other jobs, also working at the parliamentary committees, the Minister says.

However, if she has to leave the Parliament as well, Murniece is convinced her experience allows proving her abilities in various sectors.

Regarding future involvement in the Interior Ministry, Murniece notes she has no intention of maintaining connection with it and as a natural person will not hold any post.

 

 


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