The Ministry of Transport publishes an overview of measures in transport adopted to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease.
The Ministry of Transport has agreed with the Ministry of the Interior to tolerate the invalid driving licences during the state of emergency declared in the Czech Republic. Drivers can continue to use their expired licences; the licence is considered valid and drivers should not be fined. Furthermore, the Ministry proposes to extend the validity of driving licences until 31 March 2021.
Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic published the new measure which is focused on international bus passengers. They have to fill out an electronic incoming form before they cross the borders.
Today, the Ministry of Transport received final tenders for the pilot PPP project for the construction, operation and maintenance of the D4 highway between Příbram and Písek. If the Concession Agreement is approved by the Czech government and the Chamber of Deputies by the end of 2020, construction work on the site will begin in March 2021.
DB Netz and Správa železnic announce a new public procurement for project management in the so-called "joint planning area" for project New Railway Connection Dresden – Prague. The project shall take place between 2020 and 2024 in the pre-planning phase.
The European Vega rocket will take 53 satellites from the Kourou spaceport in the French Guyana to orbit. The satellites will be gradually released during the flight from a launch system called dispenser. The system was made in the Czech Republic. This is the most expensive piece of Czech hardware ever launched to space since our joining the European Space Agency in 2008. The rocket was supposed to be launched on Sunday June 21, but the launch was postponed for bad weather.