Development of railway transport, the future shape of the TEN-T network and energy prices. These was the main topics of an informal meeting of the Council of Ministers for Transport in Prague. The heads of the ministries also discussed how to make railway transport more attractive and reliable.
Development of railway transport, the future shape of the TEN-T network and energy prices. These will be the main topics of an informal meeting of the Council of Ministers for Transport this Friday in Prague. On the day before the PIN Talk, a professional conference on improving the safety of young drivers, will take place.
On Wednesday 5 October the first four interim non-competitive calls of the Transport Programme 2021-2027 (OPD3) were announced. They are open for Správa železnic (SŽ) and Ředitelství silnic a dálnic ČR (ŘSD) until 30 June 2029. The aggregate EU contribution under the first four calls is approximately CZK 85 billion (CZK 57.9 billion for ŘDS and CZK 27.1 billion for SŽ). Applications will be accepted from 10 October. The new OPD3 website has been officially launched.
Prague will host a unique event on space research in the first week of October. From 3 to 6 October the EU Space Week will take place at the Holešovice Exhibition Centre, with a programme that can be attended either physically on site or online.
Transport Minister Martin Kupka attended the opening days of the 41st meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada. He held a speech here and also met with top ICAO officials and ministerial colleagues from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States. He then discussed the introduction of direct flights to Prague with the representatives of Canadian airlines and with government officials from Qatar and South Korea. The Minister was accompanied by a business delegation from the Chamber of Commerce.