Czech, Polish Transport Ministers okay motorway connection

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Czech and Polish Transport Ministers have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the connection of the Czech D47 motorway with Polish A1. Poland is to build the 50-km part of the A1 motorway to the Czech border by 2008.

Czech and Polish Transport Ministers have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the connection of the Czech D47 motorway with Polish A1. Poland is to build the 50-km part of the A1 motorway to the Czech border by 2008. The Czech side wants to complete the more than 80-km D47 from Lipnik nad Becvou to the Polish border by 2009. The Czech motorway is to be built under the Build-Operate-Transfer scheme by a private investor - the Israeli company Housing&Construction which the government selected without holding a public tender.

The Polish A1 and Czech D47 motorways will be linked to the European motorway network, connecting Scandinavia, central Europe, and Italy.