Police want City Hall official charged over Blanka tunnel contract

Police in Prague have recommended that charges be pressed against a City Hall official in connection with the Blanka tunnel construction project, Czech Television reported on Thursday. Jan Beránek, the one-time head of a City Hall investments department, is accused of agreeing to an overpriced contract that caused over CZK 30 million of damage to the city. The Blanka tunnel was opened last year, four years behind schedule and around CZK 10 billion over-budget.

Author: Ian Willoughby