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Mainpage Investments Programming Period 2007 – 2013 Realization

Realization

Results of the 2007-2013 planning period

During the 2007-2013 planning period EUR 1.23 billion has been invested in the transport sector, developing Latvian ports, road networks, railway infrastructure and electronic communications infrastructure.

Activities implemented during the 2007-2013 planning period

3.2.1.1 Arrangement of state1st class road routes

3.2.1.2 Arrangement of transit routes in urban areas

3.2.1.4 Improving of small port infrastructure

3.2.1.5 Public transport outside of Riga

3.2.2.3 Ensuring of equal access to electronic communications services throughout the country (development of broadband network)

3.3.1.1 TEN-T road network improvements

3.3.1.2 Reconstruction and development of TEN-T railway sections (development of East-West rail corridor infrastructure and Rail Baltica)

3.3.1.3 Development of large ports infrastructure within the framework of the "Sea ways"

3.3.1.4 Airport infrastructure development

3.3.1.5 Urban infrastructure improvements linking to TEN-T

3.3.2.1 Development of a sustainable public transport system

3.2.1.3.1 Improvement of traffic safety in populated areas outside of Riga

3.2.1.3.2 Improvement of traffic safety in Riga

 

 3.2.1.1 Arrangement of state 1st class road routes

The total investment in the activity area is EUR 198.90 million (ERDF EUR 169.07 million, national budget financing EUR 29.83 million).

The activity purpose is to promote comfortable and safe traffic in the national 1st class road network by asphalting gravel roads (including the reconstruction of bridges in the road sections), which ensures the connection of development centres with the main national roads or interconnections of development centres, giving preference to roads with higher traffic volume.

In total, over 450 km of the national regional roads have been asphalted in the activity framework

* the costs difference in the regions is formed by the market, as well as the specifics of the works performed in projects carried out (for example, the construction or reconstruction of bridges, reconstruction of road coverage, construction of a new road or street, etc.)

Major projects on routes:

  • P4 Riga - Ergli
  • P32 Ligatne - Skriveri
  • P45 Vilaka - Karsava
  • P76 Aizkraukle - Kuldiga
  • P124 Ventspils - Kolka

Projects implemented within the activity framework (map)

 

3.2.1.2 Arrangement of transit routes in urban areas

Total funding EUR 140.78 million, of which ERDF EUR 113.12 million, municipal funding EUR 22.9 million, grant to municipalities (public budget) EUR 4.76 million

The objectives of the projects are to provide comfortable and secure traffic in urban transit routes by its reconstructing and developing on the main or regional road routes of the country where the existing infrastructure has deteriorated (for example, collapsed street sections) or is unable to ensure an increased traffic flow.

In total, 54 projects were implemented by reconstructing or constructing transit tracts of 109.33 km long


* atšķirības izmaksās reģionos veido tirgus, kā arī veikto darbu specifika īstenotajos projektos (piemēram, krustojumu izbūve, luksoforu uzstādīšana, jaunu ielu izbūve u.c.)

Urban projects implemented within the activity framework (map)

 

3.2.1.4 Improving of small port infrastructure

The total funding amount received within the activity framework is EUR 5.83 million, of which EUR 4.96 million ERDF co-financing, private financing - EUR 877.16 thousand.

The activity objectives are is to ensure the stable functioning of the transport ports of regional importance in which international freight traffic takes place, thus ensuring the functioning of ports and promoting regional development.

Implemented projects:

  • Deepening of the Skulte Port's aquatorium and channel.
    Total funding EUR 2.94 million (ERDF EUR 2.50 million)
  • Strengthening the Mersrags port's shore, deepening the shipping channel and port area
    Total funding EUR 2.89 million (ERDF EUR 2.46 million)

 

3.2.1.5 Public transport outside of Riga

Total funding EUR 27.91million, of which EUR 23.49 million ERDF co-financing, EUR 4.41 million - private financing

The activity purpose is to promote the development of public transport outside Riga as an alternative to the use of private cars.

Implemented projects:

  • Construction of a new tram line and reconstruction of existing rail sections in Liepaja
  • Total funding spent under the project EUR 15.91 million (ERDF EUR 13.53 million)
  • Reconstruction of Daugavpils city tram infrastructure and purchase of rolling stock
  • The total funding invested in the project is EUR 11.99 million (ERDF EUR 9.97 million)

 

3.2.2.3 Ensuring of equal access to electronic communications services throughout the country (development of broadband network)

Total funding EUR 26.40 million, of which EUR 23.02 million ERDF co-financing, EUR 3.39 million - private financing.

The activity purpose is to reduce the number of “white areas” in Latvia, to provide to citizens, commercial companies and public administrations and other users throughout the country with convenient, rapid and high-quality access to public information, public administration and commercial services by using electronic communications services or providing the infrastructure development of broadband network throughout the country, providing support for investments made by the service provider.

Within the project's framework 1418 km of drainage pipes and 1813 km of optical cable were invested, 177 access points were constructed.(map and access points)

 

3.3.1.1 TEN-T road network improvements 

The total funding spent within the activity framework is EUR 389.94 million. From which EUR 331.44 million ERDF co-financing, EUR 58.49 million state budget funds.

The activity purpose is to promote the development of high-quality and safe road transport infrastructure integrated in the common Eurasian transport system. Carriageways and bridges, two-level crossings, circular crossings constructed or reconstructed within the projects framework and other infrastructure improvements.

In total, 32 projects were implemented during the construction or reconstruction of 425.11 km of the country's main road.

* the costs difference in the regions is formed by the market, as well as the specifics of the works performed in the implemented projects (for example, the construction of bridges, reconstruction of road coverage, construction of a new road, etc.)

Projects implemented within the activity framework (map)

 

3.3.1.2 Reconstruction and development of TEN-T railway sections (development of East-West rail corridor infrastructure and Rail Baltica)

The total funding spent within the activity framework is EUR 310.38 million, from which EUR 238.51 million CF financing, EUR 65.01 million - private financing, EUR 6.86 million state budget funds.

The activity purpose is to develop a high-quality railway transport infrastructure integrated into the common Eurasian transport system, increasing the capacity of the East-West transport corridor and reducing the speed of trains and other technical exploitation constraints, as well as launching the Baltic States interconnection with Central Europe by an efficient rail system (the project "Rail Baltica").

The most significant project:

  • Construction of the second track Skriveri - Krustpils
    Total funding EUR 88.54 million (CF EUR 62.14 million)
    Within the project's framework the second track 52 km was constructed from the "Skriveri" station to the "Krustpils" station. At this stage, the reconstruction of five stations, three stops, 15 ramps, platforms, pipelines and small bridges, the construction of telecommunications and power supply systems, as well as the construction of two new bridges over Persi and Aiviekste were carried out.

Projects implemented within the activity framework (map)

 

3.3.1.3 Development of large ports infrastructure within the framework of the "Sea ways"

Total funding EUR 262.60 million, CF EUR 181.53 million, EUR 78.19 million - private financing.

The activity purpose is to increase the ports throughput capacity and safety level, as well as to promote the development of ports and ensure their functionality.

Projects implemented within the activity framework:

  • A project implemented in Riga for the infrastructure development in the Russian island to transfer activities from the city centre
    Total project's funding EUR 123.26 million, CF EUR 75.83 million
  • The Ventspils Freeport implemented a port channel shore's consolidation project, a dry cargo terminal construction, infrastructure development and access road arranging projects.
    Total funding EUR 75.87 million, CF EUR 56.48 million
  • Port deepening and access road construction projects were implemented in the Liepaja port.
    Total funding EUR 63.47 million, CF EUR 49.22 million

 

3.3.1.4 Airport infrastructure development

Total funding received within the activity framework is EUR 102.06 million, from which EUR 65.39 million CF co-financing, EUR 25.08 million - private financing.

The activity purpose is to develop a secure and efficient air transport infrastructure that is consistent with the growing freight volume.

Projects implemented within the activity framework:

  • Development of "Riga" International Airport infrastructure.
    Total funding of EUR 93.03 million (CF EUR 57.71 million)
  • Within the project's framework the runway covering was renewed, the runway of airband was strengthened, the construction of additional manoeuvres runways and lighting system for precision lowering approach, reconstruction and extension of platforms, reconstruction of rainwater and underground drainage systems, a service transport washing hangar, anti-icing processing platform and construction of waste collection territory.

· Development of Liepaja International Airport

Total funding EUR 9.03 million (CF EUR 7.68 million)


Within the framework of the project, renovation of the runway and reinforcement of the airship, renovation and extension of the manoeuvring road pavement, renewal of platforms and aircraft parking areas, renovation of the airfield drainage system, purchase and installation of the airfield lighting system, reconstruction of the airport fence were carried out.

 

3.3.1.5 Urban infrastructure improvements linking to TEN-T

The total funding spent within the activity framework is EUR 33 million, from which EUR 28.05 million CF co-financing, EUR 3.47 million municipal funding, EUR 1.49 million grant to municipalities.

The activity purpose is to improve the links between urban infrastructure (main streets) with the Trans-European Networks and Via Baltica, the reduction of the negative impact of increasing rail freight transport on the urban transport system (in places where the railway divides the city into several parts).

Implemented project:

  • Construction of Daugavpils transport hub.
  • Several objects of traffic infrastructure were constructed in the project's framework in order to improve the organization of urban transport - a tunnel under the railway, a new street connecting Vidzemes and Visku streets, air transmission over new street, two rotating circles were built - Visku and Kaunas streets, as well as at the crossroads Visku and Vidzemes streets, reconstructed the Piekrastes street from Vidzemes to Arendoles street, eight kilometres of track were constructed, which were used for the rail transport during the construction of the transport hub.

 

3.3.2.1 Development of a sustainable public transport system

Total funding EUR 25.62 million, CF EUR 24.08 million

The activity purpose is the modernisation and integration of the Riga suburban rail passenger transport system in the Riga City public transport system, as well as increasing the quality of passenger transport in Riga and outside Riga by introducing new technologies, upgrading rolling stock (including the renewal of the rolling stock of electric trains and diesel trains) and infrastructure, thus reducing the network of Riga streets and bridges, while at the same time reducing environmental pollution caused by road transport and environmental pollution which may occur as a result of accidents.

The most significant projects:

  • Modernisation of diesel trains (EUR 10.29 million, CF EUR 8.75 million)
  • modernisation of rail passenger infrastructure (EUR 15.34 million)

 

3.2.1.3.1 Improvement of traffic safety in populated areas outside of Riga

The total funding spent within the activity framework is EUR 16.72 million, from which EUR 12.04 million ERDF co-financing, EUR 3.13 million municipal funding, EUR 557.5 thousand grant to municipalities.

The projects objectives is to improve road safety in populated areas by eliminating "black spots" or traffic-hazardous places - not only those with a high number of accidents and deaths, but also potentially dangerous spots. Within the projects framework various measures to improve transport infrastructure and traffic organization were implemented in order to achieve the improvement of the level of traffic safety with the least possible means (for example, crossings reconstruction and energy efficient street lighting, installation of traffic lights, installation of pedestrian walkways and pedestrian crossings).


*the costs difference in the regions is formed by the market, as well as the specifics of the works performed in the implemented projects (for example, construction of new streets, crossings, lighting installation, etc.)

Projects implemented within the activity framework (map)

 

3.2.1.3.2 Improvement of traffic safety in Riga

The total funding spent within the activity framework is EUR 16.13 million, from which EUR 13.71 million ERDF financing, EUR 2.06 million municipal funding, EUR 362.9 thousand grant to municipalities.

The activity purpose is to improve traffic safety in Riga by eliminating "black spots" or road safety dangerous places and improving the traffic management and control system (traffic lights, road signs). Within the projects framework the pedestrian pavements, two-level transmissions, cycling paths and other solutions were built.

In total, 11 projects were implemented.

Information updated 27.02.2019

 
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