Akmene Region Municipality

Akmenės rajono savivaldybės administracija
Biudžetinė įstaiga
L.Petravičiaus a.2, LT-85132 Naujoji Akmenė
Duomenys kaupiami ir saugomi Juridinių asmenų registre
Kodas 188719391
Tel. (8 425) 57 133 Faks. (8 425) 56 594
El.paštas info@akmene.lt
 
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  • Geographical situation:

    Akmenė Municipality is situated in the Northern–Western part of Lithuania, in the territory of the Lithuanian–Latvian border. District area - 844 sq. m., administrative centre – Naujoji Akmenė. The district is divided into six elderships. There are three towns in the municipality: Akmenė, Naujoji Akmenė and Venta.  Akmenė District is a part of Šiauliai County.

    Nearest cities:

    • Vilnius ~ 270 km
    • Kaunas ~ 200 km
    • Šiauliai ~ 60 km
    • Klaipėda ~ 155 km
    • Palanga ~ 140 km
    • Ryga ~ 120 km
    • Liepoja ~ 160 km
    • Ventspilis ~ 170 km
    • Kaliningradas ~ 310 km
    • Pskovas ~ 400 km
    • Minskas ~ 500 km

    Transport infrastructure:

    • Airports – Palanga 155 km, Ryga 125 km, Kaunas 200 km, Vilnius 270 km, Šiauliai 60 km
    • Seaports – Ryga 125 km, Klaipėda 160 km, Ventspilis 190 km
    • Railway stations – Venta 24 km, Šiauliai 60 km
    • Railway line Šiauliai-Mažeikiai
    • Railway siding of Venta-Naujoji Akmenė
    • Hotel – 3,8 km
    • University – 60 km
    • Schools – 2-4 km
    • Residential area – 2 km 

    Economic indicators:

    • GDP in Šiauliai region 2,7 billion EUR;
    • FDI in Šiauliai region 261,82 million. EUR and 968 EUR per capita, Akmenė municipality 79,52 million. EUR or 3935 EUR per capita. (data of Lithuanian statistics department 2016);
    • Average bruto wage in Akmenė municipality – 599 EUR. (End of 2017 data by SoDra);
    •  Unemployment rate in Akmenė municipality 13,6 % (2016 m.. Lietuvos statistikos departamento duomenys);

    Tax system:

    • Income tax – 5-15%
    • VAT – 21%
    • Real estate tax – 0-1%
    • Land Rent – 0-1.5%

    Major enterprises operating in Akmenė:

    • AB Akmenės Cementas - cement production
    • UAB Bigso- carton, paper products
    • UAB Vaidva - demolition of buildings, waste recycle
    • AB Naujasis Kalcitas - construction materials manufacturing
    • UAB Eternit Baltic – roofing, facade decorating materials

    Outlook for business:

    • There are land plots available for business development with the nearby communications (gas pipelines, electricity and water-supply networks) in Akmenė District
    • Services of business consultants, lawyers, notary, banking, insurance, telecommunication and Labour Exchange Department etc. are available in Naujoji Akmenė
    • Akmenė District is situated in the territory of the Lithuanian–Latvian border and it is suitable for development of logistics activities
    • Akmenė is known as a region manufacturing construction material (cement, concrete, slaked lime, dolomite macadam)
    • Rich resources of minerals
    • Low manufacturing costs
    • Competitive labour costs
    • Large farmland areas provide an opportunity to develop agricultural activities
    • Unique geological heritage can be used for expansion of tourism activities

     

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