Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

Sk8 billion allocated for D1 motorway

SPENDING on the construction of the D1 motorway and speedways R1 and R2 will reach Sk11.6 billion (€297 million) this year. Of this sum, Sk8 billion (€200 million) has been allocated for the D1 highway, the SITA news agency wrote.

According to a Transport Ministry report, total expenditures on the construction of highways and speedways should reach Sk16.1 billion (€412 million) based on a preliminary plan from the national highway company, Národná dialničná spoločnosť.

The report also stated that the Transport Ministry plans to finish a 3.9-kilometre-long highway section connecting the Viedenská Cesta and the Prístavný most in Bratislava and the 7.4-kilometre-long Beluša - Sverepec highway section near Považská Bystrica by the end of November this year.

Top stories

25 years on, most Czechs and Slovaks still oppose their breakup

More than two thirds of Czechs and Slovaks still believe there should have been a referendum on the division of their common state in 1992.

Vladimír Mečiar (L) and Václav Havel discuss the division of Czechoslovakia in 1992. There was no referendum to support the decision.

No new nuclear power plant planned

The state postpones the construction of a new utility in Jaslovské Bohunice, claiming there is no need for it.

Mochovce nuclear power plant

Parties only protect their market share

Rent seeking behavior and a code of loyalty are not the ways to operate a successful democratic political party.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Skyline over Jaslovské Bohunice is changing

The four cooling towers are expected to be removed until the end of 2018.

State in mid-December 2017