The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia discussed and voted today on the appropriateness of the guarantee law on the construction of the second track and the third development axis. Members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia were addressed by Minister Alenka Bratušek – October 29, 2019 The deputies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia decided today that the
guarantee law on the construction of the second track and the third development axis is suitable for further consideration. The Guarantee Act of the Republic of Slovenia defines the obligations of 2TDK doo for loans and debt securities leased or issued to finance the construction of the second track of the Divača-Koper railway line. The law also defines the obligations of DARS dd for loans and debt securities leased or issued to finance the construction of part 3 of the Development Axis. – Up to a total amount of €417 million and DARS dd for financing the construction of two sections on 3. development axis north and construction of section 3 development axis south totaling up to €360 million. All sections included in the Act are already approved investment programs. Members of the National Assembly were also addressed by the Minister of Infrastructure Alenka Bratušek before the debate. “The law will finally close the financial structure for two major projects that we have finally been able to move from a deadlock,” the minister emphasized, further highlighting the importance of infrastructure projects as well as the benefits of the Guarantee Act. When we talk about the Divača-Koper project, we are talking about an important project for the development of the Port of Koper and, of course, the entire Slovenian economy. We are talking about the possibility of additional jobs, that we will improve living conditions for the people who live along this route today, and we are also talking about a project that will reduce our carbon footprint. Of course, it is also worth mentioning the important geo-strategic position of our country, which will be further strengthened with this project. Source: Government of Slovenia
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