The development of Valga-Valka Twin Town Centre has been completed. Pedestrian street, new bridge on Konnaoja, skate park, sports field for the elderly and the central square in Valka are in active use both by citizens and visitors.
In parallel with the development of the city centre, Valga Municipality and the Valka Parish Duma were already looking for the following opportunities to create a complete and high-quality urban space. Now both municipalities are participating in the project “Renovation and development of the common recreation area of Valga-Valka”. This project will also be implemented with the support of the Estonian-Latvian cross-border programme.
Within the framework of the project, it is planned to renovate the areas in the immediate vicinity of the newly built city center. The dam lakes built on the Pedeli River and the recreation area around them were completed more than 15 years ago and are in dire need of renovation. On Valga’s side, the biggest concerns have been the overgrowth of dam lakes and the lack of lighting in the recreational area.
The first activity starts this week – the installation of street lighting and the reconstruction of existing lighting fixtures around Lake Veskijärv, which has been partly in the dark so far. This will illuminate the last section of the Pedeli recreation area light traffic roads, and gives opportunity to move safely throughout the area during the dark hours.
Valga Municipality has entered into contract with Kagu Elekter OÜ. According to the contract, the work will be completed by the end of April at the latest. The total cost of the works is 51,346.68 euros, of which the Interreg Estonia-Latvia cross-border co-operation program finances 43,644.68 euros and the self-financing of Valga Municipality is 7,702.00 euros.
The total cost of the project “Renovation of the Valga-Valka Twin Town Recreation Area” is 926,137.34 euros, of which the support of the Estonian-Latvian cooperation programme is 787,216.73 euros.
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