The Lithuanian pavilion now ranks among TOP 20 of pavilions, and is ready to compete for the public sympathy at the EXPO 2017 exhibition, currently held in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. The winners will be decided by internet users. You can contribute to the success of our national pavilion by voting at http://www.exhibitoronline.com/awards/expo/peoplesChoice-vote.asp. One vote is accepted from the same computer per day. The voting will close on the 31st of August.
A new centre of ornithology currently set up by the directorate of Dzūkija National Park and Čepkeliai State Strict Nature Reserve in Varėna region, will be dedicated to education, rather than research. The numbers of admirers of the so-called ornithological tourism (i.e. bird watching) are growing across the globe.
The Ministry of Environment has extended nearly EUR 49 million for the construction of the enterprise for incineration of municipal waste in Vilnius, from the EU aid in the period of 2014 to 2020. The combined heat and power plant will be erected in Jočionių street (in the vicinity of Gariūnai market) and should be launched in the late 2019.
Dialogue of the ministers, a key to resolve common issues in the environmental and agricultural sectors
Today, Kęstutis Navickas, minister of the Environment, has met his colleague, Bronius Markauskas, minister of Agriculture, to discuss issues common to the sectors under their care. Vice-ministers of both authorities were also in attendance.
The International Criminal Police Organization, also known as the Interpol, has recently revealed some details on a large-scale operation conducted in June 2017 which has detected world over, over 1.5 million tons of waste intended for illicit removal or disposal. The operation has relied on cooperation by police, customs, border control, and environmental protection officers from as many as 43 countries, including inspectors of Vilnius Regional Environmental Protection Department; these officers have run raids in the area of Polish and Lithuanian border, targeting international transport of waste.