Czech Republic: the EU invests for faster, smoother connections on key transport networks
The Commission has approved three "major projects", together worth €161 million from the Cohesion Fund, for upgrading works along road and railway networks in the Czech Republic. First, €62.5 million are invested in modernisation works on the railway section between the cities of Rokycany and Pilsen in the Western Bohemian region. It will reduce commuting time for passengers and ensure a smoother connection between Prague and the German border. The project should be completed by the summer of 2017. Then, €56.8 million are invested in improvement works on the expressway D35 near the town of Opatovice, in the Padubice region, on an important road junction for both domestic and international traffic. Finally, €41.8 million are invested to upgrade the road section between Nebory and Bystřice, in the Moravian-Silesian region. It will increase traffic capacity and ensure better connection with Slovakia. More information on the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds in Czech Republic is available on the Open Data Platform and here.