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.