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    Reference: 20120214
    Release date: 20 September 2013

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    The Slovak Republic through the Ministry of Transport. ŽSR (Železnice Slovenskej Republiky), the Slovak Railway company, is the implementing body for the project.

    Location

    Description

    This major project aims at modernising a 17.5 km railway section between Nové Mesto nad Váhom and Zlatovce.

    Objectives

    The project will contribute towards an overall improvement of the urban environment by encouraging the use of rail transport for both passengers and freight, thus reducing private car usage and road freight.

    Comments

    Sector(s)

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 34 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 340 million

    Environmental aspects

    The project, modernisation of an existing railway, falls under Annex II of the EIA Directive Directive 2011/92/EU, is subject to an EIA depending on the decision of a screening procedure, determined by the competent authorities. The Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, as the Competent Authority (CA) determined that the project would be subject to EIA under national regulations prevailing in 2002 (the national EIA Act 127/1994 further amended and completed by Act 391/2000) and an EIA was carried out and approved in 2003 for the complete Nové Mesto nad Váhom – Púchov section. The project is not expected to have an impact on Natura 2000 areas, as has been confirmed by the Competent Authority.

    Procurement

    EU procurement directives have been transposed into Slovak legislation. The contract notices for the international open tender were published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). The procurement process is accountable under the Cohesion Funds regulations and is acceptable to the Bank.

    Status

    Approved - 25/10/2013

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    Slovakia Transport