Czech Republic’s infrastructure is below the EU average
The Czech Republic’s infrastructure lags behind the EU average, according to an analysis published by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The analysis points to poor quality roads, energy and telecommunication infrastructures as possible factors in slowing down economic development in the Czech Republic. The country ranks 19th in terms of quality of overall infrastructure and it placed 79th for quality of roads and motorways. The percentage of the population that uses broad-band internet is also below the EU average. The ministry has recommended investments into new high-speed railway lines to improve the country’s transport capacity. As far as energy transmission is concerned, the ministry stated that connections to German and Austrian systems had to be improved.