Information about Moletai region

Moletai region stretches almost in the middle of hilly East Aukstaitija. There are 26956 inhabitants in it, 7040/ in the town,19916/in the country. This is a small strip of land[1374,53km].Even 743,3km make forests, lakes, bogs . The land is ecologically clean, there is no any industry. Over 300 lakes lie in the region. Forests are great natural resource[26,6per cents].The bigger forests are in the eastern, more sandy part. Region has a lot of immovable objects of culture, some of them could be used as the recreation objects[for example, former courtiers could become hotels and motels].

There is more than 40 bigger rest houses[2000places] in the region. The country tourism is developing. The expansion of tourism services could help to solve an agriculture problem. Most of region soils[50per cents] are poor, unfertile, eroded. Now the agriculture companies are unstable, the condition of farmers is not guaranteed. It gives trouble to the progress of country. It is necessary to modernise and renovate the existing basis of rest places.

Budget and finances

The volume of budget, good gathering of income enable to finance properly the municipality and its improvement works. The plans of income to municipality and State budget were fulfilled and exceeded[accordingly 10846 thousand and 8761 thousand Lt., plan 9768 thousand and7963thousand Lt.].

Education, culture and sport

There are 41educational institutions in the region, 489 teachers, 3695 pupils, 453 children attend kindergartens. There are 7 Secondary schools, 1 gymnazy, 12 basic, 9 primary schools, 8 preschool institutions, 1 special boarding-school, the training centre of Kijeliai, musical school, Sport and body culture Centre. The statistics of some years shows that the number of school children in the region is increasing: in 1994/95-3410, in1995/96-3484, in1996/97-3574.

There are 39 culture institutions in the region with 101 workers. Every year they organise about 1100 arrangements. The collectives are often invited to the Republican and international arrangements.

The material base of country culture institutions is poor. It is important to solve heating problem, to get sound and light equipment for country leisure halls.

392 values of cultural heritage are registered in the region. Every year the territories of old country cemetery, archaeological values, buildings are put in order, it is taking care about culture values registration.

The main sport organisation in the region- Sport and body Centre. The sport clubs become more and more active. Strongest of them are 'Klajunas'[ it organises an activity of orientation sport amateurs] and 'Moletai'[handball team of men]. Sport material base in the region is only satisfactory. In such conditions it is impossible to ensure normal work, to present body culture as healthy occupation. The town society almost has no possibilities to get to the sport halls, so far there are no conditions to cultivate such popular sports as table or lawn tennis, football, wrestling, aerobics, swimming.

In order to create normal possibilities to choose physical activity and sports it is planned to put in order town stadium, to set up open sport complex in the town, to reconstruct heating system in the hall of Sport Centre, to establish healthy paths, sports grounds, beaches.

Guardianship and wardship. Care of public health

There are 475 lonely pensioners, 1344 invalids, 106 children invalids. All of them receive State allowances. Inhabitants of the region receive social allowances[240 inhabitants], allowances to children wardship[28 inhabitants].

240 families receive social allowances[456 children]. There is much more families which need social support.

The number of problematic families grows up. 189 problematic families has been registered in the Service of children rights protection[756 children].

Over 80 per cents of country families where children attend schools lose 1,5 minimal life level-195 Lt. for one member of family. According to this requisition children receive free lunch at school. The State divided 525,5 thousand Lt. for this. 535 children receive free lunch.

89 children from poor families receive free or partly compensated feeding. The municipality divides 57 thousand Lt. for this. 56 children from the families, which do not ensure supervision of their children, learn in the wardship classes[1-4] at Moletai special boarding school. They cost to the budget 335 thousand Lt.

3168 children live in the social risk families.

Though number of children decreases in the region but there is more and more children without wardship. The reasons-became an orphan, parents refused, long illness of parents, parents in prison, children of bad families. 63 children are under the wardship in the families. Only 6 of them are orphans. Rest 57 children lost wardship because of other reasons.

Lately 20 children under 7 live in extreme conditions, they need help. 30 children do not pay for feeding in the kindergarten, 84 pay 50 per cents of the tax[ 50 thousand Lt. of municipality budget means].

It is necessary to set up temporary children home[ under 30 places].

Children health indexes become worse, more and more patients in the narcological inclusion[ 482], mental diseases[421], venereal diseases, oncological illnesses, 27 people are ill by open tuberculosis. The region Council has established Health fond.

Production and enterprise

Realising social- economical reforms, economy changes rapidly. Private sector is developing intensively. 3700 region inhabitants work in this sector[ in the State and municipality institutions work 2600 inhabitants]. Dominating enterprises in the region : trade- 138, agriculture- 48, public feeding- 26, wood remaking- 26, life services- 13, transport- 11, building- 9 , food industry- 5, sewing- 5. There are 3,4 thousand private farms.

Region roads

There are 1767,85 km roads in the region, but only 316,84 km are with black pavement. Number of cars increases very rapidly, in summer it increases more.

Water- supply and sewerage

Water- supply in Moletai town works only by one quarter of its capacity, it supplies about 1000 cubic metres a day. In this water common amount of iron seeks 0,64mg/l. It is necessary to refuse a part of water- supply net, metal tubes. Water- mains are connected with rope connections, so the routes often break. In such cases the loss of water and expenditure of labour increase. Moletai use Danish equipment of water cleaning, but it works not by all capacity because of little number of consumers, instead of 2000cubic metres it remakes less than 500 cubic metres a day. Region equipment of flow cleaning is made from aeracic technology, which use much electricity. It needs big expenses, which the inhabitants can not cover. It is necessary to renew water- supply, to reconstruct all region equipment of flow cleaning, to use reed- sand filters which do not need electric power or another modern technologies.

Mayor V. Stundys