Eesti in brief - 2013-03-21

  • 2013-03-20

An exhibition of beautiful and exotic orchids in Tallinn Botanical Garden has been so popular and well-attended since the opening that it was decided to prolong the exhibition till the end of March, when the flourishing of exhibits will end, the Tallinn municipality said in a statement. Initially, the exhibition was planned till Sunday, March 10. The traditional orchid exhibition present delicate and elegant miniature plants as well as bolder and bigger species, all tough survivors, all equally beautiful. The exhibition will now take place from March 2 to March 31. Like people, each flower has its own distinctive character which can be seen when examined closely, sometimes with the help of a magnifying glass.

Estonian entrepreneurs are interested in insuring their employees according to SEB’s survey. As the years come, companies are becoming increasingly aware of the necessity for insuring the lives of their employees. In many cases, the lives of employees remain uncovered mainly due to unfavorable taxing conditions, Estonian subsidiary of SEB bank says in a report. According to SEB’s experience, there are companies that insure all of their employees, at the same time there are also examples of companies that want insurance coverage for key employees only, like executive managers or specialists in areas that are in high demand.

Seven bidders qualified for Eesti Energia’s Jordan power station procurement. A total of 16 internationally acknowledged construction and design companies participated in the construction procurement for the Jordan oil shale power station declared by Estonian state-owned energy company Eesti Energia’s subsidiary Enefit last summer; seven of them qualified to participate at the procurement, Public Broadcasting reports. The results of the procurement will be declared in the second quarter of 2013 and the construction should start at the beginning of 2014. The capacity of the power station is 460 MW and it should be completed by 2017. Eesti Energia owns 65% of the Jordan development project via its subsidiary Enefit Jordan B.V.