Improving Slovak road connections
The EBRD is supporting the construction of new sections of the D4 highway and the R7 expressway in the Slovak Republic with debt facilities of up to €150 million. The funds are part of a larger package totalling €875 million provided to the concessionaire Zero Bypass under a public-private partnership scheme. Other participants include the European Investment Bank, the Slovak Investment Holding, Spain’s Instituto de Credito Oficial and commercial lenders.
The new road sections will play an important role in easing traffic congestion around the capital Bratislava, improve connections between industrial zones and urban districts, open up access to other parts of the country and connect the Slovak Republic with Trans-European Networks.