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Lithuania seeks experts to develop its transport strategy up to 2050

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian Transport and Communications Ministry plans to hire experts to develop the country's strategy transport and communications strategy until 2050.

Saulius Kerza, director of the ministry's Budget and State Assets Management Department, says these experts will be expected to work out optimistic, pessimistic and most realistic scenarios. 

"The experts will provide services in developing a draft strategy, as well as coordinating it with public authorities, interested parties and the general public," Kerza said. 

"They will have to present an overview of long-term transport strategies of foreign countries and international organizations, as well as recommendations on the strategy and its structure," he added. 

The ministry plans to issue a call for tender for consultants in December or early next year. Experts will be hired for the period until the end of 2019, with a possibility of extending it to late May 2020, the official said. 

The government endorsed the current long-term strategy, until 2025, in 2005. Its key priorities were the creation of a cross-border trans-European transport network and the modernization and development of the West-East transport axis. 

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