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Finance minister requests financial check on ice hockey stadium’s reconstruction

Only one day after the Ice Hockey World Championships ended in Bratislava on May 15, Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš sent a letter to the Supreme Audit Office’s chairman, Ján Jasovský, asking for an investigation into financial aspects of the reconstruction of the Bratislava Orange Arena, ministry spokesman Martin Jaroš told the TASR newswire. "The championship is over, it's time to make out the bill," said Jaroš.

Only one day after the Ice Hockey World Championships ended in Bratislava on May 15, Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš sent a letter to the Supreme Audit Office’s chairman, Ján Jasovský, asking for an investigation into financial aspects of the reconstruction of the Bratislava Orange Arena, ministry spokesman Martin Jaroš told the TASR newswire.

"The championship is over, it's time to make out the bill," said Jaroš.

Mikloš has expressed doubts in the past about how efficiently resources for the reconstruction of the ice hockey arena were spent.

"An in-depth inspection into the financing of the stadium will be carried out after the world championships," Mikloš said in February, after providing a €12-million loan to the city of Bratislava to allow it to complete the reconstruction work in time for the championship.

The cost of the reconstruction work was originally planned at less than €75 million but the media have written that it actually amounted to almost €87 million.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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