On May 26 Ambassador Argita Daudze visited Plzen, which is one of biggest cities in Czech Republic. The Ambassador met Plzen City mayor Pavel Rödl, visited "Škoda Holding" factory and was introduced to CEO of "Škoda Transportation" s.r.o. - Tomáš Krsek.
When meeting the mayor of Plzen City, the Ambassador discussed Latvian and Plzen future cooperation opportunities in fields of business and culture.
They discussed possibilities to present Latvia in Plzen through various exhibitions, participation in international folklore festival and annual jazz festival as well as continued cooperation in the field of theatre.
The mayor of Plzen offered assistance when organizing the meeting of business representatives from Latvia and Plzen region.
Visiting "Škoda Transportation" and meeting company's management the Ambassador was introduced to company's work and tram production facilities. She was also given the opportunity to try out one of the latest "Škoda" trams 14t.
"Škoda Holding" and its trolleys and trams are well known to Latvians, as they are the main means of public transportation in Riga.
On May 23, 2008 "Rīgas Satiksme", a municipal enterprise of Riga, signed a contract with "Škoda Transportation" s.r.o., providing that "Škoda Transportation" will deliver to Riga 20 low-floor trams 15t by the end of 2010.
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