Council to look over Amazon bypass, noise guarantees

Internet commerce giant Amazon’s plans to site a distribution centre on the outskirts of Prague are still up in the air. A meeting of the Dobrovíz local council did not take a vote Tuesday night on whether to approve the centre which was opposed previously in a referendum of local residents. The mayor said that the council’s lawyers would have to look over pledges by Amazon to build a bypass round the village so it would not be affected by the extra lorries and noise. A vote should now be taken on February 13. The council meeting was attended by newly installed Industry and Trade minister, Jan Mládek, who is backing the distribution centre near Prague and another one near Brno.

Author: Chris Johnstone