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Transport minister resigns

The ministry will however get a new head soon.

Roman Brecely(Source: Sme)

Transport Minister Roman Brecely (Sieť) resigned from his post on August 30. He will be replaced by Árpád Érsek, current state secretary at the ministry, who is due to be appointed one day later.

“With regard to the changes in parliamentary order I consider it a good step and a solution to the current situation,” Brecely said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, referring to the recent changes following the shrinking of his party to only two MPs.

The outgoing minister regards the analytical work and changes to the concessionaire agreement on the construction and operation of the Bratislava ring road project, as well as solving the critical situation of the e-stickers system and joining the Value for Money Project as some of the most important jobs he has done during his term.

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Brecely will be substituted by Most-Híd’s nominee Érsek, whom President Andrej Kiska will appoint on August 31 at 17:00. He met with Kiska on August 29, together with chair of his party, Béla Bugár.

As for the first tasks in his new post, Érsek plans to focus on preparing the project documentation for important roads in the country.

“Let’s not do big projects, but let’s focus on project planning so we are able to start with construction after our tenure or when we will be able to ensure financial coverage,” Érsek said, as quoted by TASR.

It is a big mistake that the project documentation of express double-carriageways R7, R2, R3 and R4 has been stuck for such a long time.

Most-Híd meanwhile announced it will nominate Konrád Rigó for the post of new state secretary at the Culture Ministry. He currently works for the dance theatre of Hungarians living in Slovakia, Ifjú Szivek, the public-service RTVS reported.

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