Rīga mayor suspends Construction Board director

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Rīga Mayor Oļegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Rīga) has suspended Rīga City Construction Board Director Inguss Vircavs for up to three months, Burovs told Latvian Television on February 10.

The mayor said that his motivation for suspending Vircavs included letters from Construction Board employees regarding the director's management style. The letters have been handed over to the Rīga City Council Ethics Committee.

As previously reported, November 5, 2019 was an eventful day at the Construction Board. Vircavs raised the alarm claiming that political pressure is being exerted, and that workers are being forced to hurriedly perform their duties and formally complete construction of the Z-Towers skyscrapers in Pārdaugava, Rīga, which belong to millionaire Yuri Shefler. Burovs was named as the one exerting the pressure. He claims that the construction board is too bureaucratic.

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