The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking new astronauts. Candidates from all Member States, including the Czech Republic, can apply. In the next few years, ESA plans to launch hundreds of other careers within generational change. This opens new doors for the Czech applicants to join a prestigious sector with high added value.
By signing the concession agreement, the minister of transport Karel Havlíček confirmed that the construction of the remaining 32 kilometres and the following 25-year operation of D4 motorway will be managed by DIVia consortium. This marks the beginning of a pilot PPP project, which represents an alternative way to ensure construction and long-term operation of transport infrastructure, including the funding.
The Chamber of Deputies approved the conclusion of a concessionary agreement to complete the remaining 32 kilometres and to operate the D4 motorway between Příbram and Písek. The deputies agreed with financial liabilities of the state stemming from the proposal of a concessionary agreement to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the D4 motorway in the section Háje – Mirotice and to operate and to maintain the existing adjacent sections Skalka – Háje and Mirotice – Krašovice. The financial implementation is in a nominal value of CZK 18,761,377,912 and EUR 446,191,297.
The train journey from Prague to České Budějovice will take only 100 minutes. After the tunnels on 4th railway corridor will be finished in 2023, the journey to South Bohemia will be faster by 25 minutes. Minister of transport Karel Havlíček stated it during an inspection day of transport constructions in South Bohemia.
After a quarter century, the era of classic paper toll vignettes ended on 31 January. From 1 February, drivers can use only electronic vignettes to drive on motorways.
Nearly two months after launching the sale, one million of e-vignettes was sold, mainly with a one year validity. Drivers mostly bought e-vignettes online at eDalnice.cz (846,344 pc), but some were also purchased at post offices (103,396 pc) and petrol stations EuroOil (87,067 pc). From 1 January, drivers can also use self-service kiosks to buy the e-vignette. This was the case of 3,281 pieces sold.