The State Fund for Transport Infrastructure (SFDI) is preparing digital motorway coupons from 2021. The fund head Zbyněk Hořelica informed the transport minister Vladimír Kremlík about this. SFDI also started processing requests from regions to fund category II and III roads and is working on the budget for the next year.
The waterways concept and the use of waterways for passenger and freight transport, extension of navigation on Elbe to Pardubice and the state of construction of the Děčín navigation section. These were the topics the transport minister Vladimír Kremlík was discussing during his visit to the Waterways head office (ŘVC). Minister Kremlík met the head Lubomír Fojtů and the management of this organisation for the development of the waterways infrastructure in the Czech Republic. They also visited the site of the ongoing modernisation of the lock chamber on the Prague island of Štvanice.
Preparation of transport infrastructure projects funding from European funds after 2020, better collection of outstanding toll and preparation of high-speed rail lines connecting Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. These were the topics for the meeting between the V4 transport ministers in Bratislava.
Construction of the first high-speed rail lines from Prague-Běchovic to Poříčany and from Přerov to Ostrava shall start in 2025. One billion Czech crows is invested in upgrades of railway stations in 2019. These were the topics the transport minister Vladimír Kremlík was discussing with the head of the railway administration organisation SŽDC Jiří Svoboda today.
The Motorways and Road Administration Organisation ŘSD has a new director: Pavol Kováčik replaced Jan Kroupa. His job is to accelerate the preparation of new motorway projects, set efficient management and control mechanisms, improve cooperation with the police and regions during emergencies and communication towards the public. The transport minister Vladimír Kremlík will be happy if the recent head of ŘSD stays in the sector.
The president of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman today appointed the new transport minister Vladimír Kremlík at the Prague castle. The priorities minister Kremlík set are acceleration of construction of key transport infrastructure, reduction of preparation time for high-speed rail lines and development of so-called PPP projects in motorway network construction.