Supreme Audit Office finds highways could have cost less

The Supreme Audit Office has found that the construction of Czech highways could have been cheaper by one-fifth: one kilometer of new highway in past construction projects, averaged 416 million crowns. The bureau focused on road construction from 2008 to 2012 and included comparisons with neighboring Germany in its valuation. A network of roads and throughways conceived in the 1990s by the Transport Ministry was to have been completed by now. But according to current estimates, it could take another 32 years and cost the state 520 billion crowns before all plans are fulfilled.

Author: Masha Volynsky