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Minister Figeľ says Fico's government finished a third of its highway plan

The former government headed by Robert Fico did not complete even half of the 250.9 kilometres of planned highway and express roads after four years in power, Transport Minister Ján Figeľ (KDH) said following a government session on January 12, the TASR newswire reported. He said that even less impressive figures were the case for the amount of newly-launched infrastructure construction. A total of 360 kilometres of highways and express roads were projected to be built but in reality construction was started on a 120 kilometres.

The former government headed by Robert Fico did not complete even half of the 250.9 kilometres of planned highway and express roads after four years in power, Transport Minister Ján Figeľ (KDH) said following a government session on January 12, the TASR newswire reported.

He said that even less impressive figures were the case for the amount of newly-launched infrastructure construction. A total of 360 kilometres of highways and express roads were projected to be built but in reality construction was started on a 120 kilometres.

"The reasons for this represent a highly important lesson for us, both for the future and current times," the minister told TASR, blaming insufficient preparation of projects for the shortfall.

"As well, grand and overconfident decisions to include a large number of stretches of roads into public-private partnership projects (PPP), even though it would have been easier to launch construction covered by EU funding," Figeľ stated.

Source: TASR

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