Minister of Environment, Kęstutis Trečiokas: ‘The new development observation system will prevent the chaotic development of territories’2014-12-18
‘The newly launched national territorial development observation information system (TPSIS) is a very significant step towards sustainable development of territories. The system will help to prevent chaotic development and bring benefit not only to specialists but also to politicians and the public at large,’ says Minister of Environment, Kęstutis Trečiokas.
The system will enable a faster and improved management of the state territorial planning processes and facilitate the resolution of the issues of these territories’ development, urban development and environmental and even social issues. TPSIS is administered and managed by the Ministry of Environment, and municipality administrations are to contribute to this management.
Until now territorial development observation has been decentralised. Now TPSIS will make the results of implementation of solutions under master plans and trends (results of implementation plans of measures, monitoring indicators and reports) available to all interested persons on one internet portal. This is useful in predicting the development of separate parts of territories and dealing with social, economic and environmental challenges.
The obvious benefit of TPSIS will be felt by planners of territories in particular as objective data are very important for finding solutions on the optimum sustainable use of investments and public funds for territorial development. Organisers of master plans will be able to present results of implementation of these plans according to a unified form in a centralised manner: using physical, social, economic or environmental indicators of observation at different territorial levels. TPSIS allows comparing results, seeing problems and providing recommendations and conclusions.
Public Information Division