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Transport ministry scraps major road projects and railway investment

Wednesday 13 February 2013

The transport ministry is to scrap planned spending totalling €6.4bn on new roads and improving the railways as part of the government's budget cuts.

Six major road projects will not now go ahead or will be delayed for several years. These include improvements to the A67 and N23 in Noord-Holland.

Plans to improve the Schiphol-Lelystad railway line and increase the use of heavy goods trains will also be put on the back burner, transport minister Melanie Schultz said.

More on the plans (Dutch)

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Very short sighted of the minister. Investment in infrastructure should be used as a means to get the economy moving again. Austerity is doing more harm than good as the idiots at the IMF belatedly realised.

By groverpm | 13 February 2013 6:15 PM

Buy at least some snow cleaning tools. Equator is quite far... so snow happens...
You can also try to learn animals to eat less and less. But don't be surprised when they'll die.

By Max | 14 February 2013 1:37 AM

minister is doing the right things. This money should be used to create jobs. Current infrastructure can handle existing population load. Holland needs more jobs. If there are no jobs then there is no need for infrastructure

By Amit | 14 February 2013 11:15 PM

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