The symbolic message capsule has been built in the foundations of the new fire station of VUGD to be built on Jaunpils Street, R
New SFRS Depot building to be built
The team of Skonto Grupa wins 3rd place in the biking competition “Bānīša kauss 2017 jeb Apsteidz tvaiku!”
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The symbolic message capsule has been built in the foundations of the new fire station of VUGD to be built on Jaunpils Street, R

On 3 November, 2017 a symbolic message capsule for future generations was built in the foundations of the new fire station of the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) on Jaunpils Street, Riga. 

The event was attended by the State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior Dimitrijs Trofimovs, Executive Director of the City of Riga Juris Radzevičs, Director of the State Security Agency Ēriks Ivanovs, Commander of the State Fire-Fighting and Rescue Service colonel Oskars Āboliņš and Member of the Council of Skonto Būve, Ivars Millers.

The VUGD fire station on Jaunpils Street will be the largest of all of the newly built fire stations, because the premises will not only be occupied by the operative staff, who respond to day-to-day calls, but also the management of the VUGD Riga region administration and fire safety inspectors.

Construction works on the site were started in October 2017 and are carried out by the construction company SIA “Skonto Būve”. 

New SFRS Depot building to be built

The construction company Skonto Būve has commenced construction of the new State Fire and Rescue Service Depot building in Riga, on Jaunpils Street. The total building development area comprises 1, 537m2. The building will accommodate operative service garages with their maintenance premises, duty shift staff premises and administrative service premises.

The new Deport building will provide employees with modern working premises that meet sanitary, hygiene, technical and safety requirements. Environmental accessibility and the necessary number of car parks will be ensured as well.

It is expected that the entire territory will be arranged, establishing car parks for employees, visitors and operative vehicles, as well as bicycle stands. The lawn in the free territory will be arranged with bushes, trees and flowers. The recreational areas will be arranged as well. Flag posts will be erected on the lawn by the main entrance.            

Within the project it is also planned to establish the road connection with Kārļa Ulmaņa Avenue, which would ensure more rapid set-off of operative vehicles in the required direction.

It is expected that the project will be completed by the end of September 2018.

The team of Skonto Grupa wins 3rd place in the biking competition “Bānīša kauss 2017 jeb Apsteidz tvaiku!”

Last weekend, on 26 August in Gulbene, a biking competition “Bānīša kauss 2017 jeb Apsteidz tvaiku!” was held, the goal of which was to find out which is faster - a steam train or a bike. The team of Skonto Grupa won 3rd place in the team race.  Congratulations to our colleagues!

This competition helped to promote unique historical heritage - the 33 km long narrow gauge railroad between Gulbene and Alūksne, as well as a healthy lifestyle and exciting leisure activities. The narrow gauge railroad locomotive goes from Gulbene to Alūksne in 1.45 hours. During the competition, the bikers started their journey along with the steam locomotive “Ferdinands”, in order to find out how long it takes to finish the Gulbene-Alūksne route.