Cost of new freedom monument to increase

  • 2008-11-21
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS
TALLINN - The price tag for Estonia's new freedom monument is on the rise. Czech glass manufacturer Sans Suoci said they would ask for more money for the materials to produce the huge new structure.

"We've asked the ministry to compensate us for additional works and services that we have performed in addition to what was set out earlier," Ondrej Faltin, project manager on behalf of the Czech company, told the Estonian-language Eesti Paevaleht.

Eesti Paevaleht has learned that the request for additional money amounts to a couple of million kroons.

The Ministry of Defense confirmed that negotiations were going on but made it clear that it wasn't satisfied with the way how the Czech company was commenting on the topic.

In the ministry said that some of the demands of Sans Souc are not grounded and arise from differences in the two cultural spaces and their working culture, and partially from different demands for builders in the two countries.