Riga, April 20, LETA. The Ministry of Interior (MoE) needs € 148,850,000 to repair the state-owned emergency-state buildings from 2020 to 2045, according to the MoI's preliminary report to the government.
In order to ensure that MoI immovable property is in a state of emergency with the requirements of the regulations in force, MoI will encourage the Government to support the proposal of the Minister of the Interior Sanda Girgen (KPV LV) regarding long-term liabilities to the MoI.
Between 2020 and 2045, the Ministry would not need more than € 148,850,000. Next year, EUR 500 000 is needed in 2021 – EUR 1 520 000 in 2022 – EUR 7 571 740 in 2023 and EUR 6 054 707 is required every year.
With this in mind, the MoE will encourage the Ministry of Finance to increase MoI's base costs in the process of preparing the draft "State Budget for 2020" and the Draft Law "on Medium-Term Budgetary Frameworks 2020, 2021 and 2022. "
The Ministry of Finance states that the funding allocated for the maintenance of the estate state has been quite inadequate for many years to ensure proper management of the estate status and compliance with all regulatory requirements as a result of which the state housing situation continues to be deteriorate. Given that State Real Estate's funding for real estate investments is EUR 1 306 100 per year and that there are 655 buildings under the management of the State Security Agency, the available funding for the capital investment of a building is only 1994 per year.
A large part of the buildings in possession of the MoI were built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century or even in Soviet times. Buildings have a high degree of wear on structural elements, which increases maintenance costs each year.
MoI says that property alignment has not been a priority for the state, so a large proportion of the buildings are already in an emergency or in an emergency. Part of the building would be demolished, because it had already partially or completely collapsed and degraded the environment, but it also had no means.
MoI has already received nine decisions from the State Construction Control Office on building hazard prevention. In order to assess the danger of the situation, the Bureau recommends an in-depth study of support structures, but in most cases it is not possible to do so due to lack of funding. MoI has repeatedly asked the Office to extend the deadlines for its decision as it is unable to impose its decisions due to lack of funding.
Many of the buildings are in such bad condition that their renovation or conversion is no longer useful. It is economically more advantageous to build a new building, but these plans are largely unsuitable for government support as there are other priorities. Similarly, the Ministry maintains buildings that have received the status of a state-protected cultural monument, making it difficult and expensive to rebuild the building.
This situation is exacerbating the tensions in the institutions subordinated to MoI, discouraging the workers, and also refers to the results of the work.
At present, the draft MoI report was discussed at the meeting of the Secretaries of State.