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2016 05 09
R. Sinkevičius: I hope that construction works of Phase 2 of Rail Baltica will start soon

Rimantas Sinkevičius, the Minister of Transport and Communications, considers the key event of the year for European transport – the TEN-T Days  to be another opportunity to discuss the details of further implementation of Phase 2 of the Rail Baltica Project with European politicians and experts.

2016 04 29
InterVISTAS to assist in the Lithuanian airports' concession project

With the concession project underway, the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Lithuanian Airports are making the necessary arrangements and sign an agreement with InterVISTAS Consulting Group.  With a great deal of international experience, the companies will assist in drafting the terms and conditions for the concession tender, define the...

2016 04 05
The number of road fatalities in Lithuania fell by 19 percent

The 2015 road safety statistics published by the European Commission on March 31 confirm that European roads remain the safest in the world despite a recent slowdown in reducing road fatalities. 26, 000 people lost their lives on EU roads last year, 5, 500 fewer than in 2010. There is however no improvement at EU level compared to 2014. In addition, the Commission...

2016 03 02
Lithuania is ready to implement transport investment projects of a strategic importance

“Transport sector’s influence over the country’s economy in constantly increasing and its efficiency grows. It is the third largest sector in Lithuania’s economy succeeding manufacturing and trade and being at an advance of such sectors as construction and real estate” today at Lithuania’s Economy conference said Vice-Minister of...

2016 03 01
Expansion of direct flights from Lithuania – a new phase of financial support

Air carriers intending to launch new routes to/from Lithuanian airports can submit applications for de minimis support under the route development program. According to the call for the submission of the application launched by the State Enterprise Lithuanian Airports, air carriers can submit the applications to launch new routes that are not...

2016 02 23
Glance on “Rail Baltica”

“The project “Rail Baltica” as the train itself firmly moved forward” Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Rimantas Sinkevičius at the Parliament open the round table discussion “Rail Baltica: an open glance at the present and future of the project”.

2016 02 15
New modern trains to operate between Vilnius and Klaipėda

A new train foreseen to run on Vilnius-Klaipėda-Vilnius route has arrived in Lithuania. The train will begin to operate already this spring immediately upon all the necessary tests are carried out. In addition, it is expected that seven modern Polish trains “Pesa 730ML” will operate in Lithuania already in autumn. 

2016 02 02
January: Saved lives on roads at record levels

The statistics of traffic safety in January reached record levels. According to preliminary data, the number of road fatalities in Lithuania decreased by nearly 60 percent (from 21 to 9), in comparison with January of the preceding year.

2016 01 29
Modernized Tverečius border checkpoint officially opened

“Everyone will be able to fully benefit from the modern infrastructure of Tverečius border checkpoint: it will allow travelers and vehicles to cross the border with greater speed and convenience, working conditions of guards on duty will improve, the permeability of border will also increase” today at the official opening of the border checkpoint said Minister of Transport...

2016 01 22
Lithuania to boost country‘s accessibility via direct flights

Upon the initiative to increase country’s accessibility via direct flights taken by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, over EUR 1 million funded under the Route Development Fund were earmarked for eight airline companies in furtherance of supporting regular flights. The Economic Diplomacy Board, the State Department of Tourism...

2016 01 20
Kaunas – promising city for transport and logistics

“Convenient geographical location and well-developed transport infrastructure of Kaunas city build up good transport connections with major Lithuanian cities and prerequisite for further development of infrastructure. Therefore, the prospects of Kaunas becoming an important Eastern European crossroad of the road, rail, water and air transport are realistic” at the conference...

2016 01 19
Tajikistan – a new market for Lithuanian carriers

The Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania is driving forward the cooperation with Tajikistan in the field of transport in order to open up a new market for Lithuanian carriers. The objective of the envisaged bilateral agreement on international road transport is to promote the development of trade and economic relations and facilitate the...

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