суббота, 28 февраля 2015 г.

The Port in the town of Mustvee earned the deed of the year award

Within the framework of the competition “Jõgeva County Recognises 2014” the jury selected the deed of the year – the completion of the Mustvee port terminal in the capital of Lake Peipus – which was supported by the Mustvee City Government.
“This is an acknowledgement of all the people of the capital of Lake Peipus and the good teamwork in the Mustvee City Government and the City Council. Estonia’s eastern sea must develop quickly, since it is no longer only a gateway to Estonia, but to the entire European Union,” believes Mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur.At the end of 2014, a new port building of modern architectural design had been completed, the main wharf had been renovated, and a new boat harbour built. The new pier is 168 metres in length and has room alongside for landing nearly 30 boats. In the new two-storey port terminal, the Mustvee city government has set aside rooms for the harbour master as well as the Environmental Inspectorate. The construction of the Mustvee Port cost nearly EUR 1.1 million. Slightly more than EUR 1 million came from the European Union, via the Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross border cooperation Programme «Economically and environmentally sustainable Lake Peipus area». Vessel traffic took place at the Mustvee passenger port during the tsarist-era and during the era of the first Republic of Estonia. During the Soviet-era, hydrofoils could also be found at Mustvee. The goal of the competition “Jõgeva County Recognises 2014” is to recognise important deeds that have affected the county’s development. Awards will be presented on 21 February, at the festive reception dedicated to the 97th anniversary of Estonia’s independence.

вторник, 3 февраля 2015 г.

Major U.S. exhibition in Mustvee, the capital of Peipus

On 2 February 2015, the Embassy of the United States, in cooperation with the Mustvee Cultural Centre, opened the major exhibition “Picturing America”. On display are 40 pictures in the form of works of art and historical events, providing an introduction to America.

“Without a doubt the United States cultural exhibition is an important event in the history of the capital of Peipus. At the Mustvee Cultural Centre, one can see a cross-section of U.S. history through art. Taking into consideration that the capital of Lake Peipus is bilingual, tri-cultural and home to five churches, then this diverse U.S. cultural heritage is of great interest to us. We must keep in mind that Estonia, the European Union and western culture all begin on the shores of Estonia’s eastern sea,” said Mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur.
Last year, on 3 December 2014, an historical event took place in the capital of Peipus, when Mustvee was visited by United States Ambassador Jeffrey D. Levine, along with other U.S. diplomats from the world’s only superpower. 
“The visit by the U.S. Ambassador was an important event for the town of Mustvee, since the people living along the shores of Lake Peipus are hoping for strong cooperation with the United States to improve their quality of life. The completion of the Mustvee passenger port will significantly alter the status of the town. The capital of Lake Peipus is developing much more intensively than at any other point in its 500 year history,” noted Mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur.
During his visit, the Ambassador paid a visit to the Mustvee Russian Upper Secondary School. In the Mustvee Cultural Centre, which was renovated with the help of European Union funds, the Ambassador visited the Heino Lubja Museum of Scales and Balances. The Ambassador also inspected the new Mustvee passenger port, financed by the European Union. The Ambassador also reviewed the situation along the Mustvee Border Guard cordon, on the shores of Estonia’s eastern sea.