Cabinet approves idea of new Waterways Office

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Slovak Cabinet agreed with a Transport Ministry proposal to establish a state budget organization with a working name of the ‘Waterways Office’ beginning in January 2011, the SITA newswire wrote.

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Slovak Cabinet agreed with a Transport Ministry proposal to establish a state budget organization with a working name of the ‘Waterways Office’ beginning in January 2011, the SITA newswire wrote.

The new organisation will supervise construction, modernization and development of waterways as well as serving as the professional guarantor for assigning development programs and constructions of inland water transport.

The Transport Ministry and the Environment Ministry agreed on preserving the current responsibility of the Environment Ministry as the operator of waterways, since both ministries failed to reach an agreement on shifting responsibilities related to administration and maintenance of waterways. Originally, the Transport Ministry suggested completely taking over responsibility over waterways and their infrastructure.

The new organization should have approximately €3.55 million at its disposal in 2011. Of this, investment costs for development and building of water transportation would amount to €3.35 million and €50,000 would be used for establishment of the organization. Its budget should be €5.2 million in 2012. SITA

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

Illustrative stock photo

Regional hygienists starting to close schools

Schools in 11 districts have switched to remote learning so far.


23 h
Finance Minister Igor Matovič presented his latest idea to boost vaccination rate and help businesses hit by the pandemic.

Finance Minister Matovič has a new way of boosting vaccination: €500 vouchers

The vouchers should be given to old people who decide to get vaccinated, to be subsequently spent on goods and services.


30. nov
Miroslava Sotáková

The great thing about Slovakia is the lack of crowds, says Slovak living in New York

Miroslava Sotáková works for Google and is bringing up three kids in New York.


30. nov
Skryť Close ad