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Monday, 27.03.2017, 17:39
More than 40 tenders are to be announced as part of the Rail Baltica European-gauge railroad project this year, LETA was told at the joint Baltic company RB Rail coordinating the Rail Baltica project.
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The summer flight season will start on Sunday, 26 March, and this year 89 destinations will be available to passengers travelling from Riga International Airport, the airport`s representative informed BC.
During the first two months of this year Riga International Coach Terminal saw the number of passengers drop 7.6% from the same period a year ago to 232,421 people, LETA was told at the terminal.
The airport of Tallinn will on Sunday launch its summer schedule which features direct flights to 36 destinations, reports LETA/BNS.
Regional Jet OU, joint venture of the state owned Estonian airline Nordica and Polish carrier LOT, is about to mainly operate services to and from Copenhagen for SAS under a six-year agreement using four ATR72-600 aircraft, reports LETA/BNS.
laipedos Juru Kroviniu Kompanija (Klaipeda Stevedoring Company, or Klasco), which is part of Achemos Grupe (Achema Group), will distribute 3.47 mln euros as dividends to shareholders, or 0.233 euros per share, after posting a 50-mln-euro pretax profit for 2016, reports LETA/BNS.
Reconstruction of the Riga Central Railway Station will be held in line with the design by Danish architects - PLH Arkitekter A/S in cooperation with COWI A/S, said Agnis Driksna, the development and cooperation department director of Eiropas Dzelzcela Linijas, a company involved in Rail Baltica project.
The embankments used by Vakaru Laivu Gamykla (Western Shipyard, or VLG), a Lithuanian shipbuilding and repairing group controlled by Estonia's BLRT Grupp, will be reconstructed by construction company Hidrostatyba and Latvia's BMGS for 14.837 mln euros, reports LETA/BNS.
The Latvian national airline airBaltic carried 175,851 passengers in February this year, which is a 17 % growth from the same period in 2016, the airline said BC.
Latvian customs officers prevented 1.135 mln cigarettes from being smuggled from Belarus into Latvia last week, LETA was told at the State Revenue Service.
International passenger traffic through Estonian ports increased, shipment of goods declined in 2016
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the number of international traffic passengers served by Estonian ports increased by 4%, but the freight volume of ports in tonnes decreased by 4% compared to the previous year.
The Latvian shipping group Latvijas Kugnieciba (LASCO) generated EUR 90.682 million in audited turnover in 2016, up 8.6 percent year-on-year, and posted a loss of EUR 20.987 million, growing 3.6 times from 2015, according to the audited financial statements submitted to Nasdaq Riga stock exchange.
Police General Guntars Markitans, head of the State Police's Riga Region Police Department, has decided to retire effective March 23, reportsl LETA.
SEB Lizings leasing company finances 72,000 purchases worth EUR 2 bln during its 20 years in business
Since its foundation in 1997, SEB Lizings, a Latvian leasing company of the SEB Group, has issued about EUR 2 bln in financing to its customers for buying 72,000 items.