PM: Despite landslide D8 construction to be completed in 2016 as planned

The prime minister insists construction work on a long-planned road artery leading from Prague to Germany’s Saxony will be completed next year as planned, despite a large landslide. Speaking on a visit to D8 road works near Litoměřice on Saturday evening, PM Bohuslav Sobotka said a landslide of 500 cubic metres of soil following heavy rains in 2013 would not thwart plans to reopen the motorway fully by December 2016. The D8 construction project began over two decades ago.

Author: Ian Willoughby