Arnoldas Tvaronavičius has resigned as head of the Border Crossing Infrastructure Directorate under the Lithuanian Transport Ministry amid suspicions of non-transparent public procurement practices in the authority.
Bud wire
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Vytautė Smaižytė, spokeswoman for the transport minister, told BNS that the official was quitting his job voluntarily.

Tvaronavičius, who has recently received a reprimand as a disciplinary sanction, told BNS that his decision to step down came after media reports alleging that a bidding process to select the contractor for upgrading the Kybartai border checkpoint had been non-transparent.

The official said that there had been no pressure from the Transport Ministry on him to resign. He insists that the bidding process was transparent.

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