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Gašparovič signs amendment on highway construction

President Ivan Gašparovič signed an amendment on June 11 that will enable highway and motorway construction to be fast-tracked.

"It's a foundation stone for a successful and rapid highway construction program," Transport, Posts and Telecommunication Minister Ľubomír Vážny said. He added that such construction generally takes seven to 12 years, but the document could reduce that to three to four years.

The amendment, to become effective as of July 1, 2007, also deals with the land nationalization process, stating that if a landowner fails to reach an agreement with the investor, a local construction authority will decide about the market price and then expropriate the land in the country’s interest.

Such problems led to massive delays in the construction of the Kia project in Žilina in particular, and the problems are still not fully resolved after four years of disputes.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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