Bratislava August 12 (TASR) – Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Roman Brecely (a Siet/Network nominee) has scrapped the public procurement for an IT project regarding a centralised ‘Atlas of Passive Infrastructure’, TASR learnt on Friday.
The tender, with a price estimated at €48 million, was launched under former transport minister Jan Pociatek (Smer-SD) and was aimed at creating a centralised database that would contain information on all active infrastructure operators in a particular region.
After taking over the ministry, Brecely set up an expert team to examine all ongoing tenders in the field of IT.
“After a detailed examination, the team came to the conclusion that the ‘Atlas of Passive Infrastructure’ project lacked an in-depth analysis taking into consideration all the impacts of the project. Therefore, we can’t see clear scope for the project or for certain technical matters,” said Brecely.
“So, I decided to cancel the public procurement for the project and return to the analytical phase,” he added.
Brecely considers the project itself to be important, as apart from mapping out the telecommunication lines of mobile and fixed networks it should also include the latest data on transport and water networks as well as data on energy, gas and thermal installations.
The transport minister is convinced that restarting the project will bring lower costs and greater benefits to the public.