“Dinamo Riga” receives a puck worth 200 thousand euros
The greatest water management development project has been implemented in Latvia
The traditional “Skonto Būve” slam dunk competition has taken place
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“Dinamo Riga” receives a puck worth 200 thousand euros

In the season opening festival of the hockey club “Dinamo Riga” the team was awarded a puck - one and a half metres in diameter - worth 200 thousand lats. The puck is a present for the team “Dinamo Riga” from its main sponsor “Skonto Būve” which presented the puck as a symbolic donation cheque by expressing support and wishing success for the new season.Ballerinas of the Latvian National Ballet were invited to help in the presentation of the puck.

“This is perhaps the most valuable puck in the history of “Dinamo Riga” and it is a contribution of “Skonto Būve” to make the new season especially successful for the team. We are together with the team “Dinamo” for the fifth season already and there have been both very successful and not so successful seasons, but the team has proved itself to be a team of fighters. And therefore we have special satisfaction because “Dinamo” is a source of inspiration for young sportsmen, which raises our national pride and confidence. I would like to wish that this season all the pucks for the team are as noticeable as the puck presented by “Skonto Būve” and none of them be let in the goal of our team!” wished Chairman of the Board of “Skonto Būve” Guntis Ravis (Guntis Rāvis) when presenting the puck.

Traditionally, the 200 thousand euro cheque has been invested in developing the contribution of “Dinamo” of “Skonto Būve” and strengthening the national pride of Latvia for the fifth season already.

The greatest water management development project has been implemented in Latvia

After two years of intensive work the greatest water management development project in Latvia, in Tukums has been completed, which included the construction of water supply and sewage networks with a length of 120 km. The total design and construction costs of the project reached 16.1 million lats, of which construction works in the amount of 13.9 million lats were performed by “Skonto Būve”.

In the framework of the project, total water-supply systems with a length of 59.7 km were constructed and reconstructed with supply to 1718 estates, as well as 60 km of sewage networks were constructed and reconstructed with supply to 1586 estates. 13 new sewage pumping plants were constructed which will ensure waste water pumping so that the waste water is purified in the town purification plants in Tile.

Chairman of Tukums Regional Council Juris Sulcs (Juris Šulcs): “This is an investment project of the widest scope in the field of water management, not only in Tukums, but also in the entire of Latvia! We are grateful to the general employer SIA “Skonto Būve”, as well as to subcontractors, building supervisors, project coordinators for such professional and high quality work. I hereby say “Thank you very much” on my behalf and on behalf of the residents of Tukums!”

Chairman of the Board of “Skonto Būve” Guntis Ravis (Guntis Rāvis): “It gives special satisfaction to work in the town where we established “Skonto Būve” almost twenty years ago, and where we have already opened several factories during these years. The implemented water management development project is the greatest one which has ever been developed; not only in Tukums, but also in the entire of Latvia, and this is confirmation of the development and further growth of the town.”

The traditional “Skonto Būve” slam dunk competition has taken place

“Skonto Būve” slam dunk competition took place in the framework of the twenty-four hour basketball tournament “Krastu mačs”. Local "slam dunk" master Kristaps Dargais (Kristaps Dārgais)won the tournament for the second time this year and obtained the main prize in the amount of 3000 euros. In the competition of several participants he also beat the twofold champion of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Shannon Brown who has the highest vertical jump of the league.

The jury staff of the “Slam dunk” competition included President of “Skonto Būve” Guntis Ravis (Guntis Rāvis), Minister of Education and Science Vyaceslav Dombrovskis (Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis), Latvian basketball player Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota), as well as VEF legend and the European best basketball player of 1981 Valdis Valters.

On the other hand, Daugava’s left bank team won the twenty-four hour basketball tournament “Krastu mačs”sponsored by “Skonto Būve” where professional sportsmen, sports enthusiasts and artists participated.