By the end of last week, the flows at the center had stabilized but on Monday there were more crowds than at the beginning. Bookings are made at the speed of light, and currently, the nearest is on Friday. Rīga City Council assured that there would be another center, but it would open next week, not this week as promised before. The new center will be established at the former building of Riga Technical University (RTU).
“Given that the house hadn't been used for a while, the heating had to be connected. It needs to be warmed up a bit. There was a general cleanup, trying to clean up electricity networks, computer networks. It's all wrapping up,” said Pēteris Grūbe, director of the new center.
More than 700 refugees have been housed in Riga so far, and the municipality has started addressing private persons who have applied to house refugees.