IN SHORT BUSINESS

Highway company created

SLOVAK Transportation Minister Pavol Prokopovič signed the foundation charter of a joint stock company called the National Highway Company (Národná diaľničná spoločnosť - NDS) January 25.

Dušan Faktor was elected first general director and chairman of the board of directors at the first general assembly of NDS and Branko Smilňak was elected head of the company's supervisory board, the TASR news agency reported.

The state owns a 100 percent stake in the company. The value of NDS' fixed assets is Sk90 billion (€2.3 billion). Its prime infrastructure property is valued at Sk52.7 billion.

The budgetary organization Slovenská správa ciest (SSC), the national roads administrator, will surrender part of its assets for the creation of NDS.

SSC will continue to exist as overseer of first class roads maintenance. A director general for SSC is currently being sought.

NDS is expected to be a fully functioning entity by February 1.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

Dolný Kubín