Belarusians Took An Interest in Vilnius Lofts


From left to right: Minskstroj General Manager F. Rimashevsky, Belarusian Embassy to Lithuania advisor A. Ignatenko, Gorizont General Manager J. Predko, Minsk Deputy Mayor V. Laptev, Penki Kontinentai Board Chairman I. Dadašovas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Lithuania H.E. A. Korol, Gorizontprojektstroj General Manager A. Shvajunov, the Belarusian Embassy to Lithuania adviser V. Lositsky

 

This 17 November a delegation featuring Minsk Executive Committee members and Gorizont Ltd. top managers led by the Vice-Mayor of Minsk Viktor Laptev and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Lithuania H.E. Alexander Korol, visited Vilnius. The delegation also included Gorizont Ltd. General Manager Yuri Predko, Minskstroy General Manager Fyodor Rimashevsky and Gorizontproektstroy General Manager Alexander Shvayunov. During their stay in Lithuania, the guests were accompanied by the Belarusian Embassy advisers Alexander Ignatenko and Vadim Lositsky.

The aim of the visit was to familiarize with how the neglected industrial areas‘ are converted to the community needs in Vilnius. According to the Minsk Vice-Mayor V. Laptev, the Lithuanian experience might be useful for Belarus as well. "There are industrial areas in Minsk where production has stopped. Those areas might be converted into comfortable modern residential as well as commercial quarters. I hope that the experience we‘ve got in the course of familiarizing with the successful projects here in Lithuania will contribute to our country's urban development ", Mr Laptev said.

In particular, the Belarusian guests visited a residential Loft Town quarter, developed by Penki┼│ kontinent┼│ investicijos company which is part of the Penki Kontinentai Group. The Loft Town is the first and so far the largest residential loft complex in Eastern Europe - and it is perfect for residents and commercial companies alike. The quarter is notable for its professionally managed environment and modern technologies used – such as fast fiber-optic Internet, smart TV or Bill Manager.iQ automated utilities billing system.

The guests from Belarus visited the exponential loft, the College of Social Sciences and Penki Kontinentai corporate art gallery located in the Loft Town, expressed interest in the idea and implementation of the project, walked in the inner courtyards.