Polish contractors are invited to take part in project implementation in Lithuania
The Ministry of Transport and the joint stock company Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter referred to as the Road Administration) intend to encourage Polish road construction companies to take part in the implementation of large projects of the Lithuanian transport infrastructure and invite to take part in public tenders of contract works. During a visit in Poland, the specialists of the Ministry of Transport and the Road Administration have presented strategic projects of the country’s roads to the representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland, the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (polish: Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad) and representatives of contractors.
“Seeing Poland’s speedy progress in improving the infrastructure of roads of national importance, we highly value the experience and knowledge of our neighbouring country and would like to apply them in Lithuania. One of the most important projects, in which we aim to cooperate, is the reconstruction of the highway “Via Baltica”, said Vladislav Kondratovič, the Head of the Transport Policy Group of Road and Air Transport of the Ministry of Transport.
“Currently, Via Baltica is strategically the most important project in our country, therefore it is important to ensure its successful and timely implementation. Informing of potential market participants and attraction of contractors from other countries would not only encourage the competition of road construction market, but, most importantly, would grant the possibility to receive optimum offers that would allow fluent and economically attractive implementation of projects”, said Aivaras Vilkelis, the Director of the Department of Planning and Innovations of Transport Infrastructure of the Road Administration.
Currently, the contract works are being implemented in the II section from 72.5 to 79 km of the “Via Baltica” highway A5 Kaunas – Marijampolė – Suvalkai, and in the III section from 79 to 85 km, it is envisaged to complete them before the end of this year. The tender of the contract works for the I section from 56.83 to 72.5 km is envisaged in the 1st half of this year, and for the IV section from 85 to 97 km – in the 2nd half of the year.
The contractors of the neighbouring country were presented with the possibilities to take part in tenders for contract works of other “Via Baltica” sections, as well as the perspectives until 2030, the envisaged development of highways A10 Panevėžys–Pasvalys–*Riga and A8 Panevėžys–Aristava–Sitkūnai, as well as the reconstruction projects of the highway A14 Vilnius–Utena and the regional road No 130 Kaunas-Prienai-Alytus envisaged within the several upcoming years.
In the meeting, periodically organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland and the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways several times per year, representatives of the largest Polish contractors and construction materials companies have taken part. The participants were interested in the construction periods, the conditions of public tenders, technical solutions of the envisaged projects and other information that allows taking part in the implementation of the largest projects of the Lithuanian road infrastructure.