Police investigating financing of tunnel project

The police are investigating the financing of the controversial Blanka tunnel project in Prague, the Czech News Agency reported on Tuesday. Detectives from the force’s organised crime unit suspect breach of competition rules and breach of trust in connection with the enormous construction project, which to date has cost the city CZK 27 billion. The investigation is centred on a City Hall decree from last year approving a mechanism aimed at settling large debts owed to construction firms. The tunnel, which some environmentalists have criticised, is due to open next year.

Author: Ian Willoughby