© DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

This year, the Lithuanian capital city's municipality plans to rework 10 public spaces in Fabijoniškės, Lazdynai, Antakalnis, Šeškinė, Karoliniškės, Pilaitė, Naujamiestis, Naujoji Vilnia, Pašilaičiai and Naujininkai.

The ten projects that are to be launched later this year have been presented by architects.

“Our goal is to ensure that all residents of Vilnius would have pleasant public green spaces near their homes and people would feel that their living environment has really improved. This year starts with the first 10 new public squares. It will be very clear neighbourly spaces which will allow to relax and spend time with friends or family, located no more than 5 minutes from any apartment,” said the mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius.

A total of €500,000 has been designated to building and upgrading the ten public spaces. The first phase of the project will begin this year. Larger projects will be implemented in several stages.

The new public spaces is part of a programmed aimed at improving the living environment of Vilnius. In addition to the new squares, more than 440 entrances to apartment buildings, courtyards and about 40km of streets will be repaired this year, more than 9km of new sidewalks built, some of the existing bicycle paths developed, Vilnius Municipality says.


Two Lithuanians and Norwegian returned to Lithuania in spy swap with Russia

Two Lithuanians and a Norwegian were returned to Lithuania on Friday as part of a spy swap with...

Aviation bomb found and defused in Vilnius

An aviation bomb was found and later neutralized in the Zverynas area of Vilnius on Thursday night.

President pardons 2 Russian spies opening the way for swap with Moscow

President Gitanas Nauseda has granted pardons to two Russian citizens jailed in Lithuania for...

Skusevicius appointed ambassador to Canada

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Thursday appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Darius Skusevicius...

MPs reject President Nauseda's second veto

The Lithuanian parliament overrode on Thursday a presidential veto on its decision to add two road...