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Highways too costly

THE REASON that highways in Slovakia are so expensive to build is that the state has to pay off municipalities through which it builds roads.

The state has had to finance the construction of kindergartens, railway track adjustments, as well as anti-flood measures in connection with the construction of highways, the Hospodárske noviny wrote. Local municipalities have demanded these investments in return for letting highways go through their areas.

According to data from the Supreme Audit Bureau, nine highway corridors have been completed so far in Slovakia at a cost of Sk54 billion. Of the total sum, as much as Sk6 billion was spent on related investments. That is one reason why highways in Slovakia are more expensive to build than in the EU15.

When the Hronský Beňadik-Rudno nad Hronom highway section was built, for example, more than Sk100 million went towards building a kindergarten and anti-flood measures on the Hron River.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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