The restoration of Lithuania's western port of Šventoji, officially handed over to Palanga Municipality on Friday, might be started next year, Government Chancellor Algirdas Stončaitis.
Šventoji port
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The first restoration phase will include building infrastructure for fishermen.

"We believe work part of the first phase will start next year, and European money will be allocated for that. It has also been agreed that Palanga Municipality will also contribute," the chancellor told journalists in Klaipėda.

A cleaned and deepened port of Šventoji was opened in June, 2011 but it had to be closed several days later after the entry channel was once again filled with sand.

The port's restoration was earlier estimated to cost around 70 million euros but then Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas said in June, 2017 that the price might go don to 35-40 million euros.

During post-war years, small fishermen's vessels would dock in Šventoji, and the port was maintained with funds from local fishermen. The port is situated some six kilometers from the Latvian border.

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