2018-10-21
Akmene Region Municipality
L.Petravičiaus a.2, LT-85132 Naujoji Akmene
Code 188719391
tel. (425) 57133, fax (425) 56594,
E-mail: info@akmene.lt

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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mayor
Vitalijus Mitrofanovas
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