Taavi Rõivas, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, invited Max Kaur, the Mayor of Mustvee, and Riina Pajula, the Chairman of the City Council of Mustvee, to the Jõgeva County Administration on Friday, April 22, 2016, to discuss plans on the reformation of local self-governments with the self-government of Jõgeva County.
For many years, Mustvee town represents the centre of attraction in the region. Historically, Mustvee District was acting in this region. It's almost the same region, to which a proposal of merging was made by the leadership of the Mustvee town in January this year, i.e. Kasepää, Lohusuu, Avinurme, Saare and Torma counties.
To date, both the infrastructure of Mustvee and provision of services improve significantly. A modern passenger port on Lake Peipus is rapidly developing.
"In the long term, I am sure that both the border control and customs point with Russia will emerge here based on the existing border post" said Max Kaur, the Mayor of Mustvee. All of this is necessary because of the planned restoration of the passenger vessel traffic at Peipus. This will revitalise the economic life in the region. Thus, the town is ready to become the new region's centre."
The aim of the administrative reform is the creation of self-governments able to provide inhabitants with better public services, ensure the increase of the regions' competitiveness and independently perform tasks assigned to them by Law.