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Wednesday, 23.04.2014, 12:51
Three persons are suspected of causing the fire at the Riga Castle in June 2013 – the three were responsible for fire safety during renovations, as State Police Criminal Police Administration Chief Andrejs Grisins told reporters yesterday, informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Construction, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation, Real Estate
According to Statistics Estonia, compared to the previous quarter, the construction price index took a downturn in the 1st quarter of 2014 after three years of growth. The percentage change of the construction price index in the 1st quarter of 2014 was –0.1% compared to the 4th quarter of 2013 and 2.3% compared to the 1st quarter of 2013.
The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, a major tourist attraction in Old Town Riga, is facing a delay in its major reconstruction of six months due to "breach of contract and irresponsible conduct on the part of Buvprojektu vadiba Ltd., as the State Real Estate (SRE) company reports, cites LETA.
This afternoon, as a result of an investigation experiment, the remaining roof construction of the Maxima supermarket in Riga-Zolitude, failed to bear the weight of water and collapsed, LETA was informed by Toms Sadovskis, the State Police's press representative.
On early Friday morning laying of power cables started at the shores of the Baltic sea. It is one of the fundamental construction stages of the international 450 kilometre long electricity link NordBalt, between Lithuania and Sweden, informs LETA/ELTA.
Bank Swedbank and wind farm developer Amberwind have signed a long-term funding agreement worth LTL 357 million (EUR 103 million) for the construction of the largest in Lithuania 73.5 megawatt wind farm in Taurage county, informs LETA/ELTA.
Nine Ogre Region Council members in Latvia have signed a petition that demands Chairman Edvins Bartkevics (For Ogre Region) step down, informs LETA.