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State Information Resources Interoperability Platform – success in Europe
2014 12 11
State Information Resources Interoperability Platform – success in Europe

Lithuania‘s State Information Resources Interoperability Platform (SIRIP) was recognized as one of the best practices of its field at “Open Standards for ICT procurement: sharing of best practices” workshop organized by the European Commission (EC).

Minister of Transport and Communications: Lithuania has great opportunities to develop advanced logistics services
2014 12 04
Minister of Transport and Communications: Lithuania has great opportunities to develop advanced logistics services

The total investment in Lithuania’s transport sector during the new EU financing period is likely to be more than EUR 5 billion whence 47 percent will be used to modernize Lithuanian railway network and 36 percent to modernize road infrastructure (26 percent in pan-European highways, 6 percent in...

AECOM: Rail Baltica feasibility study
2014 12 03
AECOM: Rail Baltica feasibility study

The feasibility study conducted by international engineering solutions company AECOM showed that Vilnius connection will increase the total economic value of “Rail Baltica” project. The study can be found online http://www.sumin.lt/files/uploads//AECOM_Vilnius_(1).pdf

Lithuania and Kazakhstan: increased quota of universal permits
2014 11 24
Lithuania and Kazakhstan: increased quota of universal permits

Good news for Lithuanian carriers – the representatives of Lithuania and Kazakhstan agreed to increase the annual quota of universal permits by 500 units. In addition, the quota of permits to be exchanged for year 2014 was also increased.

Lithuania: one of the ten safest European countries in the field of railway
2014 11 13
Lithuania: one of the ten safest European countries in the field of railway

The European Railway Agency’s (ERA) published overview of 2013 Common Safety Performance data revealed that Lithuania has made progress in railway safety. According to the figures on railway accidents recorded over a one-year period, Lithuania rose from 12th to 8th place and is now ranked among the ten European countries in the railway safety...

The Baltic States set up a joint venture for the project “Rail Baltica”
2014 10 29
The Baltic States set up a joint venture for the project “Rail Baltica”

On 28 October 2014, the representatives from Baltic States signed a landmark agreement which will launch the project “Rail Baltica” and bring the Baltic region closer to the Western Europe. By terms of the agreement, a joint Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian venture responsible for the “Rail Baltica” project will be set up in Riga. The European-standard...

New generation access plan to provide internet for everyone
2014 10 27
New generation access plan to provide internet for everyone

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania prepared the New Generation Access Network Plan for the period 2014-2020, which in terms of state intervention will provide the basic new generation broadband infrastructure in areas where no adequate broadband infrastructure was available. “During the implementation period, we will deploy the basic...

Lithuania’s goal – a unified transport supply chain connecting Asian and European continents
2014 10 23
Lithuania’s goal – a unified transport supply chain connecting Asian and European continents

Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Arijandas Šliupas together with the leaders of Lianyungang region (People’s Republic of China) opened The China (Lianyungang) Silk Road International Logistics Expo and marked the symbolic beginning of the New Silk Road initiative.

Lithuania invites Azerbaijan to exploit the opportunities for transit of goods to West
2014 10 15
Lithuania invites Azerbaijan to exploit the opportunities for transit of goods to West

Freight transportation in East-West transport corridor via the port of Klaipėda, prospects of cooperation in Viking project, establishment of common public logistic centres, opening of direct flights between Vilnius and Baku, collaboration in information and communication technology were among the topics tackled by Rimantas Sinkevičius,...

Vilnius connection will increase the total economic value of Rail Baltica project
2014 10 14
Vilnius connection will increase the total economic value of Rail Baltica project

On Monday, 13 October, in Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, a feasibility study on Vilnius connection‘s affect to Rail Baltica project was presented. The study, conducted by international engineering solutions company AECOM, took into account the projected passenger and cargo revenues along with added value...

Lithuania: urgency needed in the harmonization of technical regulation for railway within the EU
2014 10 09
Lithuania: urgency needed in the harmonization of technical regulation for railway within the EU

“We have to understand that technical harmonization of railway infrastructure and functional safety are particularly important in order to establish an integrated European railway area”, Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Arijandas Šliupas presented Lithuania’s position on the...

Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania: rapid advancements in web development and technology are radically changing the lives of people
2014 10 08
Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania: rapid advancements in web development and technology are radically changing the lives of people

On 7 October, at Ministerial Roundtable discussion of the Global e-Government Forum held in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Rimantas Sinkevičius presented Lithuania‘s...

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