Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia advanced in using PPP projects

Slovakia has made big progress in using public-private partnership (PPP) projects and is catching up with neighbours like the Czech Republic and Hungary, according to participants at the 'PPP - Challenges and Recommendations' seminar organized in Košice on November 20.

Slovakia has made big progress in using public-private partnership (PPP) projects and is catching up with neighbours like the Czech Republic and Hungary, according to participants at the 'PPP - Challenges and Recommendations' seminar organized in Košice on November 20.

"Besides the highway projects completed under the Transport, Posts and Telecommunications Ministry, there are others, such as the Media Centre - a project prepared by the Culture Ministry - and some regional PPP projects. The Finance Ministry will soon support another interesting one," said Irma Chmelová, the general director of the Slovak Public Private Partnership Association.

The main advantages of PPP, according to Chmelová, are the private partner's acute interest in meeting the deadlines and providing adequate quality in the constructions, while the price of the work and service may be a disadvantage. The Finance Ministry is now preparing an analysis of laws which may complicate the realisation of PPP projects and it has also established a specific department dealing with PPP projects.

"We provide consultancy and financial help for chosen projects," said the department director Jana Kolesárová.

According to the participants of seminar, PPP projects are suitable not only for building highways, but also for projects in fields like education, health care, culture and public administration. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Messerschmidt created most of his character heads in Pressburg

Bratislava will name a square after the prominent artist

A replica of one head from the series Character Heads by F. X. Messerschmidt; ownership of the Slovak National Gallery

Christmas Bazaar returns to the Old Market hall

One of the events which presents diplomatic communities residing in Slovakia to the wider public is the already traditional Christmas Bazaar, which focuses on gastronomy and charity.

Christmas Bazaar 2016

Blog: The wanderer returns home

The places you visit, people you befriend, experiences that leave their mark, they all become a part of you.

Go east for real morality, Jean-Marc Barr says Photo

The French American actor/director, who plays in a Slovak co-production film, said during a recent visit to Bratislava that eastern Europe, and other eastern countries still have what America has already and what…

Jean-Marc Barr during IFF Bratislava 2017