VILNIUS - The projects of a power bridge to the West and a new nuclear power plant were discussed during the meeting between Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus and Economy Minister Vytas Navickas today.
According to presidential spokeswoman, the president said that an impulse for the construction of a power bridge had been given during a visit of the Polish president to Lithuania last week and now implementation of the project had to be started.
During the meeting, the president also stressed that the energy strategy had to be updated as soon as possible. "The document should evaluate the consequences of the closure of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) and the construction of a new reactor, envisage Lithuania's integration into the European energy market," said Adamkus
However, Navickas said that a meeting of a Lithuanian-Polish task force in charge of implementation of the power bridge project should be held in Vilnius next week. A document stating that the implementation of the power bridge project is being started should be signed by Lithuanian and Polish economy ministers during Adamkus' visit to Warsaw on Sept. 29.