Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

FOCUS SHORT

Bids opened for Morava River bridge

BUILDING a cycle bridge between Slovakia and Austria is again moving forward as an international commission of Austrian and Slovak representatives opened bid envelopes on June 27 for construction of the bridge across the Morava River to join Slovakia’s Devínska Nová Ves and Austria’s Schloss Hof. The TASR newswire reported that seven construction firms, Slovak as well as foreign companies, submitted bids.

BUILDING a cycle bridge between Slovakia and Austria is again moving forward as an international commission of Austrian and Slovak representatives opened bid envelopes on June 27 for construction of the bridge across the Morava River to join Slovakia’s Devínska Nová Ves and Austria’s Schloss Hof. The TASR newswire reported that seven construction firms, Slovak as well as foreign companies, submitted bids.

“This is finally a certain move forward after some time-consuming bureaucracy from the past period of time,” Pavol Frešo, the president of Bratislava Region said, as quoted by TASR. “I believe that we will manage to keep the planned start of construction work scheduled for the autumn of 2011.”

The bridge will be constructed at the exact spot where a previous bridge stood and it will primarily serve cyclists, as it will interconnect bicycle routes on both sides of the border. Construction costs were projected at €5.16 million.


Topic: Foreigners in Slovakia


Top stories

Being a caregiver was an empty life

The fatal accident of the van carrying Slovak caregivers has opened a discussion on how these women work and live. The job agencies abuse both the drivers and the caregivers, a former caregiver in Austria, Angelika…

Angelika Horňáková

Slovaks produced an electric bike with the help of 3D printer Photo

The electrically-powered bicycle, claimed as the first in the world by its producer, costs the same amount as a new passenger car.

Electric bike by Kinazo Design

The day Prague fell

It is pointless to talk about the wins and losses of Czech political parties - the one who lost is the Czech Republic.

Andrej Babiš celebrates his election victory.

Transport bothers Bratislava Region

The smallest region in Slovakia has several specifics affecting various fields that will have to be addressed by respective regional authorities.

Candidates for the post of Bratislava Region's governor attending the discussion organised by the Sme daily (l-r): Juraj Droba, Milan Ftáčnik, Rudolf Kusý and Pavol Frešo.