– In the Estonian city of Tapa on Monday held a solemn opening ceremony of one of the country’s largest defence complexes.
“It’s been a little over a year after the Warsaw summit of NATO, which the Alliance has decided to place in the Baltic States and Poland additional troops. Today shows that Estonia was able to build the necessary infrastructure,” – said at the ceremony the Minister of defence jüri Luik.
The complex consists of 20 buildings, including three barracks, a dining room, classrooms and ancillary buildings. The area of 38 thousand sq. m.
The new barracks is built in accordance with modern requirements and the needs of the modern soldier. In each barracks 300 beds and 30 jobs. In one of the barracks are in the household and classrooms, and rooms for storage of equipment and its maintenance.
Dining room is located in the area of 5.5 thousand square meters and is one of the largest in the Baltic States. She is able to feed in the day of 3.2 thousand to 2.4 thousand people on the spot and another 800 people on the exercises.
Complex built a company Nordecon AS and Tallinna Teede AS/Merko Ehitus Eesti AS. The cost of the work amounted to 43 million euros.
Today in the military town of Tapa, a total of 8 barracks, 3 of them for the soldiers of the allies. The extension of the military camp continues, and by the end of next year there will be commissioned two barracks and facilities for the training and care of equipment.
In Tapa are based, but the soldiers of the First infantry brigade of the Estonian defense Forces, combat battalion group to NATO, composed of 1.2 thousand people. It is composed of soldiers and officers from Britain and France.