Minister of Environment replied to interpellation concerning situation of River Nasva
The Minister of the Environment Jaanus Tamkivi replied to the interpellation concerning flood danger in Nasva village (No 342), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Kalle Laanet, Lembit Kaljuvee, Aivar Riisalu, Georg Pelisaar, Toivo Tootsen, Jüri Ratas, Enn Eesmaa, Mailis Reps and Tiit Kuusmik on 23 November.
Tamkivi explained that, in 2008, Lipimätas Plc had constructed traffic routes on Merila and Luha land units in Nasva village. In connection with the construction of the routes, a dam was constructed. Culverts were constructed on the Samson Branch. The construction of the culverts has created great obstacles to free movement of water, a large area is flooded there and this may cause damages to the residential buildings in this region. In addition to floods, a great number of fish perished in the Samson Branch last winter which, in the opinion of the Ministry of the Environment, is directly related to the construction of the road dam on the Samson Branch. Before the road dam was constructed across the Samson Branch, Kaarma rural municipality government issued a building permit which has been suspended by today. However, a dam with three culverts has already been constructed. At present, the strategic environmental assessment report of Hiiu-Lääne-Saare region is in the proceeding of the Environmental Board. According to the report, the present situation is unsuitable, as regards the culverts. As a possible option, it is recommended to substitute the culverts with culverts with a greater transmission capacity and to construct them at a lower level, or to construct a bridge. The specific solution will be submitted along with the road construction design documentation. This, however, precludes taking account of the assessment results and proposals of the report.
The Estonian Centre Party Faction as the initiator withdrew from the legislative proceeding the Bill on Amendments to the Value Added Tax Act (595 SE).
During the open microphone, Kalle Laanet, Jaan Kundla, Nikolai Põdramägi, Aivar Riisalu and Mailis Reps took the floor.
The Riigikogu Press Service
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