RIGA - During a July 17 meeting, the creditors to the insolvent Ominasis Latvia, the company that previously privatized the seaside Kemeri Sanatorium, have decided to sell the sanatorium complex to the Jurmala City Council without going to auction, administrator Ainars Kreics said, reports LETA. The sale will included the grandiose and historic sanatorium/hotel and several land plots, where curative mineral springs are located.
The total price of the property at auction was to be 4,671,540 lats (6.67 million euros).
This past June the Jurmala City Council decided to buy the Kemeri Sanatorium complex. Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis (Greens/Farmers) told LETA at the time that the local government wanted to buy the complex to preserve it as a sanatorium and resort, which would also contribute to the development in the vicinity of the complex.
Truksnis believes that Kemeri Sanatorium has a good chance of becoming a “success story,” because Jurmala City Council would be a very good manager for the complex, with a clear vision of its development and future. “It is clear that we will have to act quickly and the investments will not be small; therefore we need to cooperate with state authorities and look for cooperation partners,” said Truksnis.