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Wednesday, 14.10.2015, 07:01
The team of the popular driving application Waze has evaluated the driving experience of 50 million users in 32 countries and 167 metro areas to create the world’s first “Driver Satisfaction Index”, a single numerical score from satisfying (10) to miserable (1), the company informs LETA.
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The number of business passengers in the main airport in Lithuania has increased by 8% since October 2014. Within a year of operation of the renovated Business Club IDW Esperanza Resort at Vilnius Airport its services have already been used by 28.5 thousand departing business class clients, reported BC airport’s press service.
Analysis of fully-processed registrations’ data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States grew by 7.6% to 15’174 units in III quarter 2015, informed BC AutoTyrimai communication unit.
Although rumour that the Klaipeda port-based stevedoring company Klaipedos Smelte has been sold to China is exaggerated, certain negotiations indeed are being held, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas.
Improving business attractiveness is an important component of economic advancement of each country. It is a major contributing factor, which attracts foreign investments into the national economy, and in turn, if acquires great significance in the creation of high-tech industries, saturation of domestic market with high-quality, marketable products, and broadening the product mix of national exports.
Lithuania is preparing to establish a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) centre of excellence in Klaipeda. In a month the heads of ministries will be presented a letter of intent signed with social partners and an activity plan for an LNG cluster, informs LETA/ELTA.
Alexela Group’s company Reola Gaas will merge with the company Alexela Energia; after the merger, Alexela Energia will become one of Estonia's largest electricity and gas sales businesses, Äripäev.ee/LETA reports.
City of Riga Vidzeme District Court has received a notice confirming that the EUR 400,000 bail bond has been posted for the release of Latvijas Dzelzcels former CEO Ugis Magonis, as the court informed LETA.
Loreta Grauziniene, Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, and Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, Akim of Astana, Kazakhstan, discussed the future development of bilateral relations, the Seimas press service reported BC.
Pursuant to preliminary data as of the 5th of October 2015 the cargo handling turnover in Klaipeda Seaport in September of 2015 increased by 11,2% or by 356,6 thou. tn to 3,54 mln tn comparing with September of 2014. It is absolutely the best September within the entire history of Klaipeda Seaport, informed BC Mantas Stončius from Klaipeda Seaport.
Vilnius and Astana, the capitals of Lithuania and Kazakhstan, should be connected by direct flights. Such mutual desire was expressed during a meeting between Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, Rimantas Sinkevicius, and Mayor of Astana, Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, the Ministry of Transport and Communications reports BC.
Irish company Foras Fuels Ltd informed the Environmental Protection Agency (AAA) under the Ministry of Environment of Lithuania that it will not ship municipal waste treatment residue to Lithuania after the AAA suspended the licence of Lithuanian company UAB AV Investicija Plius to import such cargo, reports LETA/ELTA.
The 5th of October 2015 was the official termination of cruise season in Klaipeda Seaport. It might treated as a symbolic sign that cruise ship „ Aida Cara“ that had launched this cruise season in Klaipeda Seaport was last cruise ship calling Klaipeda Seaport, reports BC port’s press service.
In an interview on Latvian Radio today, State Border Guard Chief Normunds Garbars said that while Vietnamese citizens who illegally enter Latvia use it as a transit country, citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan see Latvia as a destination where they can claim asylum, reports LETA.
The Latvian tanker ''Flagman 1'', which ran aground in Daugavgriva yesterday night, has been successfully pulled off the sandbank, LETA was informed by the National Armed Forces.