“Trains will run on this track in the first half of 2026 on the basis of a temporary use permit or decisions,” announced the infrastructure minister at Thursday’s press conference after the government meeting, at which the amended investment program was approved Alenka Bratušek. As she emphasized, the most important information is that the project will end at the end of 2025, and then there will be two quarters to correct any errors.
The project as a whole will cost less than planned in 2019, despite the increase in the price of the third set, mainly due to the increase in the cost of materials. “In 2019, the estimated value of the project amounted to 1.150 billion euros, in today’s confirmed investment program amounts to 1.109 billion euros,” explained the minister.
It’s about the second amendment investment of the program for the project, which was prepared in January 2019. It was approached due to the increase in the prices of construction materials, raw materials and energy products, the implementation schedule and because the capital of the hinterland is no longer among the resources.
The first amendment to the program was adopted in April 2021 and it was estimated that the project will be worth around 997 million euros. The investment value of the project in current prices is now thus compared to the value from investment program decreased by 3.5 percentcompared to the first amendment and increased by 18 percent. Completion of construction works is planned for the end of 2025, which is the same as in the original and first amended program, the ministry summarized.
Change in the management of the company 2TDK
The previous management of the company 2TDK, which oversees the project of the second track Divača-Koper, s Pavlet Hevko initially predicted that work on the project would end in the middle of 2026, i.e. at the end of March 2026. The first draft of the revised investment program, which the government did not confirm, as it expected to shorten the implementation deadline back to the end of 2025, as it was set in 2021.
Then in March, the government did not grant discharge to the management and supervisors of 2TDK, as it first wanted to clarify the circumstances related to the departure from the timetable and investment project values. This was followed by the dismissal of Hevka, and the supervisors put 2TDK in charge Mateja Osset.
The government also increased the share capital of 2TDK. According to the law on the second track, until the start of its operation, the state must invest in the company’s share capital every year funds from the surcharge on the toll paid into the budget. Last year, they collected 13.15 million euros, so the company’s share capital will increase by this amount, to 342.15 million euros.
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|Press conference at 10 am||The management of the 2TDK company will speak at today’s press conference in more detail about the amendment of the investment program and about where the reserves were found for the second track to be completed at the end of 2025.|