Posts tagged as infrastructure

Rail Baltica infrastructure project at Rīga airport completed

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The project for the Rail Baltica station and related infrastructure at Riga International Airport has been completed, said project implementer Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas (EDL) November 3. The Rail Baltica line is planned to connect the capitals of the Baltic States once every two hours. Every 30 minutes, a shuttle train will connect the airport and Central Station in Riga. It will allow travelers to get from the airport in the capital’s center…

Nauseda: Lithuanian-Polish joint infrastructure projects are progressing quite well

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lithuanian-Polish joint infrastructure projects are progressing quite well, President Gitanas Nauseda said on Tuesday in response to Valdas Adamkus’ remark that the implementation of these projects is too slow. “Yes, we have also taken the initiative to speed up the project for the synchronization (of the Baltic electricity grids with the European system),” Nauseda said. “Except perhaps from certain issues related to non-purchase of electricity, Rail Baltica, Via Baltica and…

US to expand Šiauliai Air Base

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, August 13, 2020

On 5th of August Ambassador of the United States of America Robert S. Gilchrist, Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas and other representatives of the Lithuanian and the U.S. Armed Forces visited Šiauliai Air Base to view and discuss the new infrastructure, which could provide necessary conditions for maintaining air defence tasks. It was presented new ground equipment maintenance hangars, helicopter hangars, air operations center, three fighter aprons, up-to-date…

United States provides 24 million euros for strengthening Lithuanian Air Force Base capability

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Elements of infrastructure built on U.S. donations at the Lithuanian Armed Forces Air Force Base in Šiauliai were handed over to the Lithuanian Armed Forces. New ground equipment maintenance hangars, OPS facility, three fighter aprons, up-to-date fighter arresting gear and lighting installation of one of the aprons, several taxiways and areas and roads for ground vehicles enhances readiness of the Lithuanian Air Force Base to host NATO allies , strengthens…

Lithuania to build new barracks for Americans

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

On 30th of July Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said that USA will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year. The defence minister’s comment came shortly after U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said “there are opportunities” to send additional American forces to Poland and the Baltic States as the United States is slashing its military presence in Germany. Besides, R.Karoblis…

Latvia’s rail infrastructure project has been cancelled

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The €441 million project to electrify Latvia’s rail infrastructure has been cancelled after being mulled over and delayed for years. The board of Latvia’s state railway company, Latvijas Dzelzceļš (Latvian Railways), decided on the matter last week, and now the move has been approved by the company’s council. The company had planned to carry out two projects during the EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Fund period, namely developing a transport node in…

Infrastructure at Riga Airport is developing

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The infrastructure at Riga Airport is developing, but at a slightly slower rate than the airlines operating there, said Artūrs Saveļjevs, a board member of the airport, in an interview with Latvian Radio October 22. Saveļjevs noted that Riga Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Europe, placing considerable pressure on both airport infrastructure and staff. Consequently during the busiest peak hours, especially in summer, lines tend to be longer than travellers would…

It is essential that the 5G infrastructure networks in the EU be resilient and fully secure – Rinkevics

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

On September 23, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics together with John Rood, the United States Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, took part in a discussion about China’s relationship with Europe at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) Forum in Washington, D.C. LETA learned from the ministry. The Latvian Foreign Minister drew attention to the fact that China aims to play a greater international role and its involvement and…

Objects of infrastructure developed on U.S. funds transferred to the Lithuanian Armed Forces

Monday, February 18, 2019

Objects of infrastructure – target positions for tracked combat vehicles, fire adjustment range for tracked combat vehicles and tanks, air target positions, firing range HQ, munitions storage area, warehouse – developed for the needs of Lithuania and our allies on United States funding were officially handed over to the Lithuanian Armed Forces at the Gen Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė (Švenčionys region). The infrastructure development in the Training Area…

The Baltic States are tired of NATO exercises

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, June 22, 2018

Saber Strike 2018, a major US-led multinational exercise, wrapped up in Poland on 15th of June. The exercise, which began on 3rd of June, mobilised around 18,000 troops from 19 NATO Allies and partners. It provided an opportunity for forces to enhance their readiness and train across the Baltic States and Poland. Started in 2011, maneuvers’ goal has been to train participants on command and control as well as the…