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Transport minister replaces chiefs of highway and rail companies

Transport Minister Ján Počiatek replaced the heads of three state-run rail companies as well as the director of the National Highway Company (NDS) on April 25, the TASR newswire was told by ministry spokesman Martin Kóňa.

Transport Minister Ján Počiatek replaced the heads of three state-run rail companies as well as the director of the National Highway Company (NDS) on April 25, the TASR newswire was told by ministry spokesman Martin Kóňa.

Štefan Hlinka is resuming the reins of Slovak Railways (ŽSR), which administers the country’s railway infrastructure, after holding the same post during Robert Fico's first tenure as prime minister (2006-10). The now-released ŽSR head, Vladimír Ľupták, had been appointed to the post after Hlinka was dismissed following the change of government in 2010.

But Ľupták will become the new head of ZSSK Cargo, which carries rail freight, replacing Pavol Ďuriník.

Pavol Gábor replaces Pavol Kravec as the chief at ZSSK, the country's passenger-rail operator.

The current head of the NDS, Ján Kotuľa, will replaced by Milan Gajdoš, who has served as vice-chairman of the NDS board and the company's operations chief.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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