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MP Hlina: Construction of parliamentary garages at castle needs scrutiny

Bratislava Castle is being reconstructed, and part of the design is also building underground parking lots for MPs. However, during the construction work ancient Roman artefacts were excavated, and the current plans was to just bury them under the soil and leave them in the state they are.

Bratislava Castle is being reconstructed, and part of the design is also building underground parking lots for MPs. However, during the construction work ancient Roman artefacts were excavated, and the current plans was to just bury them under the soil and leave them in the state they are.

Independent MP Alojz Hlina points to the thousand-years-old findings, warning that they could be devastated. “They are ruining findings from the time of Roman Empire, ruining the excavations of ancient Slavonic settlement from the 9th century,” Hlina told the SITA newswire.

He added that the General Prosecutor’s Office should scrutinise the construction of parking places under the castle; he will file a motion with the GPO, asking it to investigate whether there is no skulduggery and meddling with public procurement, including damaging archaeological heritage.

Hlina announced a protest gathering for December 3 in front of the parliament, asking for a committee made up from expert public and students to evaluate the project of parking lot and the handling of archaeological findings. Only then, the works should be continued, according to him. Hlina claims not to be the organiser of the rally, he allegedly only helps them logistically.

Hlina that two days after the last public rally in front of the parliament, head of the parliamentary office Daniel Guspán signed and addendum to the contract on the construction of the parking lot, increasing the amount in €1 million.

(Source: SITA)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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