Number of abandoned structures in protected areas declines2011-12-28
The protected areas of have seen the number of abandoned structures and other sites creating an impact declining. Such structures and sites are cleared by implementing a project of LTL 12.6 million intended for this purpose. EU support exceeding LTL 10 million accounts for the greater part of the funds. The project plans to remove 170 abandoned buildings. Structures posing a threat to human health or located at tourist destinations and village centres are pulled down first.
As the project has gained momentum, intensive demolition works were carried out all autumn at Vištytis, Asveja, Anykščiai and
At present, the most intensive demolition works on abandoned structures are going on at
In 2008, the Ministry of Environment prepared a programme for the removal of abandoned structures and established an information database that stores data on structures subject to demolition. Currently has over nine thousand such structures, but due to the formalities around private ownership and limited financial possibilities the state is able to pull down not all of them. Buildings at risk whose owners are unknown or away can only be pulled down in case a court recognises them as ownerless property.
Ministry of Environment information, tel. 266 3660