“Skonto Būve” Ltd. Provides Support in the Search for Soldiers Killed in Action


Honouring the memory of the soldiers, who died during World War I and World War II “Skonto Būve” has responded to the call for providing financial support for the search of fallen soldiers.

Activities related to the search and identification of the soldiers, whose location is still unknown, have been carried out since 1998 by “The Association of the Veterans of Afghanistan War and Military Conflicts Resident in Latvia”.

In 2010 in various regions of Latvia 68 remains of soldiers were found, and currently work on their identification is being carried out.

Construction of Five Municipal Residential Buildings Commenced on Ulbrokas Street



On 14 April 2010, the Mayor of Riga Nils Ušakovs, together with members of Committee of Housing and Environment, managers of Rīgas pilsētbūvnieks Ltd. and the builders "Skonto Būve", laid a cornerstone capsule and gave the go-ahead to the construction of apartment blocks at 13 Ulbrokas Street, Riga.

The capsule contains a message for future generations. It reads: “We hope that these homes will be comfortable for every family and that happy people will live in them.” The capsule also contained coins, today’s newspaper and visual materials with images of the construction site now and its intended final appearance.

Already this year, residents will gain access to 480 apartments located in three of the five residential buildings planned for the complex which will contain 792 apartments in total, including 288 single-room apartments, 288 two-room apartments, 120-three-room apartments, and 96 four-room apartments.

Winner of the Most Powerful Hockey Shot Competition – Jēkabs Rēdlihs from "Dinamo Riga"



Following a successful season, the "Dinamo Riga" hockey club had invited all players and supporters, including "Skonto Būve", to special season-ending celebration.

The hockey players thanked the fans and supporters and showed off their skills in different exercises, such as controlling the puck, scoring goals and converting penalty shots.

In the competition for the most powerful shot, organised by "Skonto Būve", friend and supporter of "Dinamo Riga", Jēkabs Rēdlihs catapulted the puck to 150 km/h and remained unbeaten.

"Skonto Būve" Supports World’s Best Gymnasts in the Baltijas Aplis 2010 Competition


The eleventh international artistic gymnastics competition Baltijas Aplis took place on 21 and 22 of March and was supported by "Skonto Būve". 

Medals were contested by world class athletes from Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Poland, the Czech Republic, USA, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Finland, and Portugal.

The winners received congratulations from the managers of "Skonto Būve", Guntis Rāvis and Ivars Millers, and artworks from many famous Latvian artists - Jāzeps Pīgoznis, Juris Ģērmanis, Andrejs Rozenbergs, Jānis Anmanis, Marija Brodele, Arturs Ņikitins, Romens Umans, Ilze Dūdiņa and Aleksandrs Stepaņans.

"Skonto Būve’s" Christmas Tree Has Been Switched on Using Special Rays of Light



For the second year running, "Skonto Būve" has presented a magnificent Christmas tree to the city of Riga, its inhabitants, and guests. This year, the tree was switched on using special projections of light rays which illuminated the city centre to make it contrast with the darkness.

“The people of Latvia and businessmen of Latvia need to take care not only for the environment, but also for more cheerful atmosphere. "Skonto Būve" has commenced the tradition of illuminating a Christmas tree in the centre of Riga to give joy and a festive feeling to all people of Riga and guests of the city!” says the Chairman of the Board of "Skonto Būve", Guntis Rāvis.