25 January 2021
Cemetery digitalization is in progress
The project Digital Cemetery (LLI-437 “Improvement of efficiency and availability of administrational cemetery management services in cross border regions of Latvia and Lithuania”) demonstrates the significant progress: on Lithuanian side in Biržai 51 perc. of the planned digitalization works are already done while on Latvian side 1 contract for the digitalization of cemeteries in Iecava is signed, 1 procurement for the digitalization of cemeteries in Rundale is proceeding and Nereta municipality recently starts the similar process.
The Project Digital Cemetery aims to simplify administrative procedures, related to issuing permits for burial. At the moment this procedure is cost-inefficient, slow, inconvenient and time consuming. 140 cemeteries will be digitalized: digital databases and maps of cemeteries will be created, 14 laptops for the work with digital cemetery data base and maps will be purchased. After trainings and experience exchange among project partners, capacity of administrational service providers will be improved and informational campaigns to inform inhabitants about new possibilities of cemetery managements, issue of permits for burial and digital cemetery maps will be organized in Birzai, Rundale, Iecava and Nereta municipalities. This will make cemetery management more effective, as getting permission for burial in family graves, allocation of new graves, permits for reconstruction of graves, and identification of persons buried in the cemetery of close relatives will be faster and simpler. Project will result in more accessible and efficient local administrative services in Birzai, Rundale, Iecava and Nereta municipalities.
Results to be achieved in the project:
- 140 cemeteries digitalized in LT and LV;
- 15 pieces of equipment purchased for administrational service providers in LT and LV;
- 1 fence established in Iecava (LV);
- 2 specialized trainings for administrational service providers organized in LT and LV;
- 2 exchange of experience events for local administrational service providers in organized in LT and LV.
Overal Project budget: 485 054,92 EUR (including ERDF co-finance 412 296,66 EUR).
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