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28 February 2019

Slovakia’s transport infrastructure budget on track

First published28/02/2019

Slovakia is on track with its transport infrastructure development programme, following a substantial budget set during 2018. Contracts worth a total of €1.5 billion were drawn up in 2018 for an array of transport projects. These include building new highway sections and upgrading existing sections of road or new bridges, as well as developing the country’s rail network.

However, some of the funding available remains unspent. EU subsidies had been set to help pay for Slovakia’s transport improvements but by the end of 2018, just 33% of this had been spent.

The tender process is opening shortly for key road projects. These include the second stretch of the Brezno bypass and for the Sala bypass, as well as upgrades to roads close to Presov, Kosice and Banska Bystrica. Upgrades to bridges in Nitra and Trnava are also planned.

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