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2016 12 30
Paulius Martinkus appointed Vice-Minister of transport and communications

On December 29, Paulius Martinkus took office as Vice-Minister of transport and communications. Martinkus is an independent expert of state-controlled companies and professional board member current sitting on the board of JSC “Lithuanian Railways”.

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2016 12 22
Lithuanian Airports record an increasing number of passengers and flights

In November, the number of flights and passengers in Lithuanian Airports continued to increase. Compared to the same period last year, the number of passengers in November increased by 14%, and the number of flights – by 6%. Such rapid growth was significantly influenced by nine new directions from Lithuanian Airports to various cities in Europe.

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2016 12 13
Rokas Masiulis appointed Lithuania’s new minister of transport and communications

With the Seimas having approved the programme of the 17th government of the Republic of Lithuania on December 13, the Ministry of Transport and Communications has got a new minister. Rokas Masiulis was introduced to the staff of the Ministry by Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

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2016 12 06
Advanced system for connecting the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal with Western Europe

A railway terminal system operating in Western Europe has been presented at the Ministry of Transport and Communications. This system ensures the expeditious loading of unaccompanied semi-trailers on special railway platforms and their safe transportation. There are plans to install this system near Kaunas Intermodal Terminal, which features a...

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2016 11 21
Rail Baltica funding agreement signed

On November 18, the European Commission Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), the joint venture between the three Baltic States RB Rail AS and the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania as well as relevant ministries of Latvia and Estonia signed a funding agreement on providing about EUR 180 million from EU funds to finance the development and works of the Rail Baltica...

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2016 11 10
Lithuanian exports of transport services to the EU Member States have been rapidly growing

In the first half-year of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015, Lithuanian exports of transport services increased by 5.9 per cent and amounted to EUR 1.84 billion, or 57.9 per cent of total service exports. During the first six months of this year the country’s transport sector earned 22.4 per cent more funds than during the...

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2016 10 19
Lithuania to Consolidate the State Information Resources Infrastructure

With the view of more efficient use of information resources in the public sector, assurance of data security, and cost cutting, Lithuania provides for consolidation of the State Information Resources Infrastructure (SIRI) and use of cloud services. For this particular purpose the Government has given assent to relevant legislation.

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2016 10 14
Number of passengers in Lithuanian airports is increasing

In September, a growth in the number of passengers has been observed in all Lithuanian airports compared to the same period of the last year. The greatest increase was noted in the number of people traveling from Vilnius Airport to Stockholm, Tallinn, Kiev and Oslo and those going from Kaunas to London and Copenhagen. Palanga Airport, accordingly to its growth rate, was the...

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2016 09 28
Lithuania approves of the establishment of secure parking areas for trucks

The Ministry of Transport and Communications supports the initiative of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) to install high security truck parking areas in the whole Europe, including Lithuania. Secure truck parking areas would provide extra protection by ensuring the full security of vehicles and cargoes.  

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2016 09 19
Lithuania is the first to start the second stage of the Rail Baltica project

Having successfully implemented the first stage of the Rail Baltica project, Lithuania has been the first of the Baltic States to embark on the second stage of the project – the construction of a European standard gauge railway from    Kaunas to the Lithuania-Latvia border.

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2016 09 13
Additional Support Package for Development of Direct Flights from Lithuania

The airlines willing to develop their routes of regular direct flights from Lithuania may be eligible for the new support package from the Route Development Fund. According to the call for tenders published by Lithuanian Airports, the air carriers are entitled to submit their tenders for launching of new routes in the directions relevant to the...

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2016 08 26
Vilnius Airport runway reconstruction will cost nearly €25m

The runway reconstruction planned for the summer of 2017 at Vilnius Airport will cost nearly €25m to the enterprise. Such an estimate was made taking into account the prices of the necessary technical work under the project and the expenditures of other European airports for such work. The estimated price will not be increased because the open procedure for stage 1...

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