Accelerating and improving road and rail links between the Czech Republic and Poland and the cooperation between the two countries on making the Odra river navigable. This was not the only topic discussed in Prague by Transport Minister Martin Kupka and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Adamczyk. Both ministers also signed a memorandum on the development of transport links between Polish seaports and the Czech Republic.
Trans-European transport networks, infrastructure for alternative fuels, the programme of the forthcoming Czech EU Presidency and assistance to Ukraine in transporting agricultural production to world markets. These and other topics were discussed by Transport Minister Martin Kupka and his counterparts from 26 other EU countries at the Transport, Energy and Telecommunications Council meeting in Luxembourg.
One year after the official start of construction, the future route of the D4 motorway in Písek is already well visible in the landscape. Minister of Transport Martin Kupka, CEO of VINCI Consessions Nicolas Notebaert, the representatives of the other concessionaire (Meridiam) and the representatives of the contractor (EUROVIA CS) came to the D4 motorway to assess the current status of the first Czech PPP project.
High-speed connection between Prague and Dresden, Czech EU Presidency or clean mobility. These and other topics were discussed between Czech Transport Minister Martin Kupka and his German counterpart Volker Wissing. Germany is one of the most important international partners of the Czech Ministry of Transport and the dialogue with it is also important for a number of transportation projects.
From 1 April, the state will provide a 50% discount for pupils, students under 26 and passengers over 65 on regional and long-distance trains and buses. Children up to the age of six will still travel free of charge, while disabled people will continue to travel at a 75% discount. The government has maintained the discounts to encourage the use of public transport.
Helping Ukraine rebuild its transport infrastructure, developing high-speed lines and preparing a European secure satellite communications system. Transport Minister Martin Kupka discussed all these topics during his first working visit to Brussels where he met his European counterparts: European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean, head of the Directorate-General for Transport Henrik Hololei, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton who has space activities in his portfolio and European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager. He also presented to his counterparts the upcoming events in the field of transportation, which the Czech Republic will hold during the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU.