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Tender to sell used railway cars is cancelled

TRANSPORT Minister Ján Figeľ has ordered a review of all current tenders and bidding procedures underway by state-supported organisations that are under the ministry’s control. He also issued a ban on adoption of new decisions other than those that are vital for continued operation of these organisations and fulfilment of set tasks, stated the ministry’s spokesman, Martin Krajčovič.

TRANSPORT Minister Ján Figeľ has ordered a review of all current tenders and bidding procedures underway by state-supported organisations that are under the ministry’s control. He also issued a ban on adoption of new decisions other than those that are vital for continued operation of these organisations and fulfilment of set tasks, stated the ministry’s spokesman, Martin Krajčovič.

Železničná Spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK) had planned to sell 10 almost 30-year-old railway cars for a minimum of €152,000, excluding VAT. The tender competition was cancelled on Tuesday, July 13. The head of the communication department at ZSSK, Zuzana Červená, said that the Transport Minister’s office had delivered an instruction to stop making decisions that are not operationally vital or needed to fulfil set tasks. ZSSK also said it longer needs as many locomotive units and had planned to sell five of them during the summer to avoid further costs for their maintenance and repair.

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