Faster check-in, better service, customised parking or new direct connections. Prague Airport can finally present its development plans for the next years after the pandemic crisis. Passengers can look forward to a more comfortable travel experience even on the way to the airport. More than 90 percent of the Czech population supports the new plans. The airport development will bring 200 direct connections, 37 long-haul routes and 10 000 parking spaces until 2030. And last but not least, the airport will be carbon neutral.
Citizens of Ukraine are now obliged to register their vehicle used in the Czech Republic. This follows from the amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners. Vehicle registration is done by the offices of the municipalities with extended competence where the Vehicle Registry is located. Registration is free of charge. Citizens of Ukraine already residing in the Czech Republic can register from 1 October 2023. From 1 January 2024, there will be an obligation to register the car in the database within 7 days of the granting of temporary protection or a visa for the purpose of tolerance. This condition does not apply to vehicles in international traffic.
Prague will become the capital of road infrastructure for a week. It will host the 27th World Road Congress, organised by the World Road Association PIARC. The prestigious event will return to Prague after 52 years. More than 3 500 delegates from around the world will attend the Congress, with a record 35 national pavilions and more than 300 exhibitors at the accompanying exhibition.
The Czech ambitious missions have these names: AMBIC and QUVIK. The decision was made by the Committee at the Ministry of Transport, which controls the Framework Project for the implementation of the support provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) to space activities from the Czech Republic. It is within the framework of this project that Czech independent ambitious space missions are being prepared.
The State Fund for Transport Infrastructure will have CZK 150.5 billion at its disposal next year. The draft budget of the Fund was approved by the Committee of the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The budget is made up of national resources amounting to CZK 118.4 billion, of which 26 billion is debt financing, and of European funds amounting to CZK 32.1.
In mid August, the Polish Railway Transport Authority (Urzęd Transportu Kolejowego) and the Czech Railway Authority (Drážní úřad) signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of cross-border rail transport. The agreement aims to ensure joint supervision of railway undertakings and railway operators with cross-border activities and to establish rules for access to border stations in both countries. As part of the agreement, the existing stations located on passenger tracks were also redefined as border stations.