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The 1st stage of development of the Pāternieki and Silene border crossing points is completed

20.05.2022

SJSC State Real Estate (SRE) has completed the 1st stage of modernisation and additional adaptation works of the Pāternieki and Silene border crossing points (BCP), which ensure the creation of a modern, unified infrastructure for the employees of the State Border Guard and State Revenue Services, indicates Renārs Griškevičs, Chairman of the Board of SRE.

BCP modernisation projects complete the 1st stage of the Latvian-Belarusian BCP modernisation project. The aim of the project is to introduce a new approach to border and customs control, making inspections more efficient and faster, which will have a positive effect on the flow capacity of the BCP and increase the level of security at the EU's external border. During the project implementation, reconstruction works have been performed in the territory of the BCP, the parking area has been expanded for the needs of trucks, roof covering has been replaced and facade restoration works have been performed, the number of inspection lanes has been expanded to increase the operational efficiency of the BCP, traffic organisation panels have been installed, etc. After the allocation of additional funding, the total construction costs of the 1st stage of development of BCP Pāternieki and Silene are 5,96 million euros.

The modernisation of the Silene BCP has been performed by the association of persons “BA”. Within the framework of the project, the administrative building has been expanded (a bus passenger control terminal has been created), reconstruction works have been performed in the territory, dismantling of the previous control pavilions and installation of four new ones have been done, as well as adjustment of the control pavilions and extension to the administration building-passenger control terminal to the needs of services. It is planned to move services to the new premises by the end of next week.

In its turn, the modernisation works of the Pāternieki BCP were performed by the General Partnership MMG. Within the framework of the project, the administrative building was expanded (a bus passenger control terminal has been created), reconstruction works have been performed in the territory, dismantling of the previous control pavilions and installation of three new ones have been done, as well as adjustment of the control pavilions and extension to the administration building-passenger control terminal to the needs of services. In the near future it is planned to move services to the new premises.

Maintenance of objects important for the security of Latvia and the European Union and the development of borders is one of the directions of SRE activity. In total, approximately 72.9 million euros are currently being invested in the modernisation of border crossing points under the supervision of SRE. After the completion of the planned works, by the end of 2023, comfortable and modern working conditions will be available to the staff of border control points, and the infrastructure necessary for border control and customs control will be improved, making border crossing more efficient and faster. 

SRE implements several modernisation projects of BCP. In the coming month, the works of the 1st modernisation stage of the Terehova BCP will also be completed. In turn, the design works of the Grebņeva BCP have been completed and the construction of pavilions will start in the near future.

SRE currently continues working on 46 different national construction sites, with a total project budget of more than 230 million euros. The company provides professional real estate management and administration for approximately 365 real estate properties consisting of 1100 buildings with a total floor area of 0.95 million square metres, along with land beneath the buildings covering 602 hectares and more than 3536 land properties with an area of 903 hectares. SRE is one of 23 Latvian companies that has received the highest platinum award as part of the Sustainability Index of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, confirming the good governance and sustainability of its operations. The company was founded in 1996 and is 100% owned by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia.