The situation with Deglava Bridge in Riga is the result of past policy, said Latvia’s Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins.
This is the result of the municipality investing money in free tickets instead of infrastructure, said the prime minister.
He also said that dismissal of conclusions made by the State Construction Control Bureau, as was done by Riga City Council in Degalava Bridge’s context, represented a systemic problem.
As previously reported, Latvia’s Interior Affairs Minister Sandis Girgens has issued an order to close Deglava Bridge for traffic for good as of April 25.
In celebration of what has been accomplished in the first 100 days of his government, Karins said ministers discussed problems and reached solutions together. He also denied that the fact that four of his ministers had no access to official secrets made work for the government harder. He added that no minister had been denied access to official secrets so far. (BNN/Business World Magazine)