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Re&Re prepared to take full responsibility for what has happened in Riga; if they found guilty

BC, Riga, 25.11.2013.Print version
Latvian construction company Re&Re is trying to come to terms with the tragedy in Zolitude and seeking answers to the question what may have caused it; if the builders of the Maxima supermarket are proved guilty, Re&Re is prepared to take full responsibility for what has happened, the company informs in a statement, cites LETA/

Re&Re is cooperating with all the authorities investigating the tragedy, and all the necessary information and documents at the disposal of the company were handed over to the authorities in the evening of November 21. Re&Re CEO Ainars Paunins participated in the Cabinet of Ministers' emergency meeting on Friday, November 22, to present all information he had at that time.


On Saturday and Sunday, Re&Re board members participated in the Crisis Management Council's meetings, and they have provided technical support to the rescuers at the scene of the disaster.


At the moment, leading experts from Re&Re have been assigned to perform in-depth analysis of the possible causes of the collapse of the Maxima supermarket that was built two years ago. Independent construction expert Aldis Grasmanis has been hired to help the analyses by Re&Re engineers.


The company has requested independent construction engineering company Arup Group Limited and British company BRE Global to carry out independent examinations of the construction materials and construction elements at the Maxima supermarket.


Re&Re is also conducting extraordinary audit at all sites where Re&Re is performing construction, reconstruction and restoration work: the new administrative complex of the State Revenue Service, Dzintari Concert Hall, National Museum of Art, Rezekne Higher Education Institution, several apartment buildings in Riga's Imanta, Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital's "Gailezers" clinic.


The company is collaborating with the Welfare Ministry to provide long-term support for the treatment of rescuers injured at the scene of Maxima tragedy. The company has also established Internet website where information about all the company's current activities is displayed, as well as results of the company's inspections.

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