Public Logistic Centres will be built in Vilnius and Kaunas

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2019 02 20

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Today the Government approved the proposal of the Ministry of Transport and Communications to recognize public logistic centres in Vilnius and Kaunas as projects that are significant to the State and to entrust their implementation to Lithuanian Railways Ltd.

“The public logistic centres in Vilnius and Kaunas are projects of strategic importance. We hope that their establishment will help to attract foreign investors and to ensure proper interaction of various transport types in the European transport corridors,” – says Mr. Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Transport and Communications.

It is calculated that governmental and private investments into these projects may reach some 843 thousand euros, with regard to probable development of the land lots and optimal layout of warehouses.

It is planned to develop Vilnius public logistic centre by Vaidotai switchyard. It is provided that upon implementation of the project, at least 250 new work places will be created. The territory of Vilnius public logistic centre will cover almost 26 ha. The logistic, warehousing and manufacturing activities are planned there. The investment value of the project will reach 22 million euros.

Kaunas logistic centre will be established by Palemonas node of ways of the railway station. Its territory will be at least 12 ha. When this logistic centre is built, some 100 new work places will be created. The investment value of the project should reach 10 million euros.

The construction works of the public logistic centre in Vilnius should be finished by 2030, and in Kaunas – by 2026, together with the end of the implementation of the European standard gauge rail line “Rail Baltica”.

The status of the projects of national importance was revoked with regard to Šiauliai and Klaipėda public logistic centres, the implementation of which has been stopped. Of course, the possibility to grant this status to Šiauliai and Klaipėda public logistic centres remains, if establishment and expansion of these centres could be justified economically.