According to Jeļena Gavrilova, board member of VAS ‘Valsts nekustamie īpašumi’ (VNĪ), the company has announced a tender for construction companies to improve the car park located at the main entrance of the Turaida Museum Reserve.
According to the provisions of the tender, the construction is to take place for 12 months, with the deadline for the submission of bids set for 2 October 2023, at 10:00. For submissions and more details about the tender, visit: https://www.eis.gov.lv/EKEIS/Supplier/Procurement/108386
After the reconstruction is completed, there will be an improved area in the immediate vicinity of the main entrance to the Turaida Museum Reserve. The project involves an expansion and pavestone surfacing of the car park at the main entrance to the Turaida Museum Reserve, and once it is completed, there will be room for 162 vehicles. These include 142 spaces for cars, 4 for campervans, 11 tourist bus spaces, and 5 spaces for disabled parking. There will also be outdoor lighting, walkways, benches, and waste bins. The changes will also affect the utilities, with a reconstruction of the sewer lines and the rainwater drainage system, and the installation of new bathroom facilities.
Another part of the grounds improvement project is the renovation of a turn-of-the-20th-century threshing barn, which is to be used as a shop in summer, with awnings for trading stalls installed at the barn’s car park.
The funding necessary for the car park improvements will be determined based on the outcome of the tender, with plans to receive a bank loan.
VNĪ currently successfully works on the implementation of 44 national-scale projects, 24 of which are in the stage of construction. The total implementation budget of the projects exceeds EUR 336 million. VNĪ provides professional real estate management and administration for 365 building and structure properties, comprising 1100 buildings with a total area of 0.95 million square metres, as well as land beneath structures with a total area of 607 hectares, and 3536 land properties with a total area of 907 hectares. VNĪ is one of 23 Latvian companies that received the highest platinum award in the Sustainability Index evaluation of the Institute for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, demonstrating good governance and sustainability of its operations. The company was founded in 1996 and the Ministry of Finance is its sole shareholder.