The last clashes over A2 highway
opublikowano: 14-11-2008, 12:08
Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) – The ministry of
infrastructure must make decision whether it will earn money on the Warsaw-Lodz
highway or whether it will lose it.
Negotiations concerning the A2 section from Strykow near Lodz to Konotopa
near Warsaw are about to end. The ministry of infrastructure, however, must
decide whether to pay additional money when the road is used or whether to earn
in fees paid by drivers. So far, the ministry has assumed that drivers will pay
PLN 0.20-0.23 (EUR 0.05) per kilometer.
“Money paid by drivers should go to the road fund. We are negotiating now how
much the company which will build and then operate the highway would get for
every car using the road. If the minister decides that the fee amounts to PLN
0.20 per kilometer, and we would get PLN 0.15 per car, the road budget will
still have PLN 0.05 left”, Marek Michalowski, Budimex CEO estimated.
Budimex, Cintra and Ferrovial have founded Autostrada Poludnie which takes
part in the tender to build the A2 section.
Its rival – Autostrada Mazowsze founded by Stalexport group – gives no data.
According to unofficial sources, if it wins, the state will have to pay PLN
0.02-0.05 per every car using the highway. The reason is that Autostrada
Poludnie’s offer is cheaper. Why not choose the cheaper offer then? Because
Autostrada Poludnie needs pretty much time to provide financing and will
conclude construction works in 2013. Autostrada Mazowsze promises an earlier
(PLN 1 = EUR 0.267)