First Czech PPP road building project begins

The first ever public-private partnership road building project in the Czech Republic has got underway. A section of the D4 motorway between Příbram and Mirotice is to be built by 2024 by a consortium known as ViaSalis; it will then operate the road for a quarter of a century in return for payment from the state.

The minister of transport, Karel Havlíček, said the PPP model would be used again in future to finance other motorways and high-speed rail connections.

Author: Ian Willoughby