Public Private Partnerships have had a short and not very glorious history in the Czech Republic as a means of financing major infrastructure projects. But so-called PPPs now appear back in fashion with the Ministry of Transport plotting the use of private capital to pave the way for one major highway.
Although winter months are still ahead, two bike sharing firms in the Czech capital are gearing up in the fight for customers. Home-grown firm Rekola, known for its pink bike frames on the market for more than five years, faces a battle against Chinese newcomer OFO, whose yellow bikes were tested in a pilot run in Prague 7 just recently.
Emergency steps have been taken to close one of Prague’s main bridges to traffic after a report highlighting its dangerous state. The moves came fast on the heels of warnings that many other bridges are in a poor state of repair and follows the collapse of one walkway over the Vltava at the end of last year.
The D1 motorway from Brno to Prague was reopened on Wednesday morning after
being blocked for 19 hours due to multiple car crashes, caused by heavy
The main route that links Prague with the east of the country was blocked in both directions on Tuesday following dozens of car crashes, including trucks. Ten people have been injured.
Police in the South Moravian region responded to nearly 200 car crashes until Tuesday midnight. Drifts have also blocked traffic on side roads.