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Marius Skuodis enters the office of the Minister of Transport and Communications

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2020 12 11

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Today, on December 11, after the approval of the programme of the 18th Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Marius Skuodis entered the office of the Minister of Transport and Communications.

 

Mr. Skuodis, who starts working as a Minister of Transport and Communications, stresses the importance of openness and publicity in making decisions that are important for society and in informing about the motives of investment decisions. He plans to draw more attention to increase of competitiveness of the transport and logistic system and to strategical projects, including the European standard-gauge railway project Rail Baltica. One of the most important aspects is to apply the European Green Deal as much as possible, to reduce transport pollution, to electrify railways, and to promote sustainable mobility in cities. The minister focuses on the person as a priority area in the decision-making process in the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

 

“I am happy to join the team of the Ministry of Transport and Communications that I have had an opportunity to work with before. My experience allows saying that the manager is as strong as his team is. I believe, that this team and I will be able to overcome the challenges we encounter and that the Lithuanian transport system will become “greener”, more innovative and better adjusted to the needs of each society member”, – said Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr. M. Skuodis.

 

35-year-old Mr. Skuodis has received a degree of Doctor of Social Science from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University and Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been working as a Vice Minister of Economy and Innovation since 2018. Previously he was managing the Department of International Relations of the Bank of Lithuania, and teaching in the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University.