Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovak Transport Minister signs first PPP highway contract

On April 15, Transport Minister Ľubomír Vážny signed a thirty-year concessionary contract with the winner of the tender for construction and operation of five sections of the D1 highway between Žilina and Prešov totalling 75 kilometres in length, the minister’s spokesman Stanislav Jurikovič announced.

On April 15, Transport Minister Ľubomír Vážny signed a thirty-year concessionary contract with the winner of the tender for construction and operation of five sections of the D1 highway between Žilina and Prešov totalling 75 kilometres in length, the minister’s spokesman Stanislav Jurikovič announced.

The contract is the first of three planned public-private partnership (PPP) highway projects, the SITA newswire reported. An international consortium led by the French company Bouygues Travaux Publics SA won the tender. Its other members include the Slovak companies Doprastav, a.s. Bratislava and Váhostav-SK, a.s. Žilina. The first PPP project includes the D1 stretches between Dubná Skala and Turany, Turany and Hubová, Hubová and Ivachnová, Janovce and Jablonov, and Fričovce and Svinia. The winning consortium's bid for construction and operation of the D1 sections reportedly amounted to €3.3 billion.

The Slovak cabinet approved Vážny's proposal to sign the contract at a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 15. The Finance Ministry recommended that the cabinet approve the contract, saying that the bid by the winning consortium was advantageous for Slovakia. According to the Finance Ministry, the investment value of the first PPP package is €2.39 billion excluding VAT. The ministry believes that the draft contract creates all the conditions necessary for successful implementation and operation of the D1 highway PPP project. The duration of the project is 32 years, including a construction period of two years and nine months. 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.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Youngest Slovak village is a "communist dream come true” Photo

Dedina Mládeže (The Youth Village) was a mere experiment during the communist era. Now, the still inhabited village has morphed into an open-air museum.

Dedina Mládeže

Revitalised industrial building offers work, entertainment and housing

Mlynica is an excellent example of successful conversion of unused industrial building.

Mlynica

What are the reasons behind low wages in Slovakia?

The average wage costs per Slovak employee accounts for only 44 percent of the EU average.

How to keep politics and sports separate

FIFA, may not be a government, but they and the events they put on are undeniably political and embody all the worst things about globalisation.

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Russian President Vladimir Putin (left to right) stand for the anthem prior to the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opened the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia.