American Chamber of Commerce
in the Czech Republic
14.06.2018, 08:00 - 14.06.2018, 11:00
AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1 Show on map
The intelligent transport system, as well as information support of all transport branches in the Czech republic, has not been sufficiently developed and, unfortunately, does not correspond to the current needs. Transport network in the Czech Republic has been gradually improving, however, its development is not sustainable and fast enough. Connection of all regions of the Czech Republic to logistics network (such as high-quality roads and motorways, modernized railway network or international airports) has still not been completed. The Ministry of Transport´s plans to make changes in its approach to construction law and amend the laws on the accelerated construciton of transport infrastructure, to progress in completing the motorway network, to introduce computerisation into the transport administration agenda and to complete the public procurement of an innovated and expanded distance-based tolling system for freight transport (vehicles heavier than 2,5 tonnes).
"The logistics network is the backbone of our export economy. We went from almost no flow over the West German border in 1989 to that flow being critical to our economic performance. At the same time, technology is changing how things are transported, and company competition through regulation is making it difficult to tender and complete projects. We want to plan better and execute better, and we need the business community to help," says Dan Ťok, Minister of Transport
According to the Transport Policy 2014- 2020 which builds upon the Transport Policy for 2005 – 2013 and identifies the main challenges the Czech Republic should tackle, the Ministry of Transport plans to find „effective and sustainable logistics solutions using the principle of comodality with the view to supporting multimodal nature of transport, optimize the capacity of the transport infrastructure and use of energy and also make logistics services available to small and middle-sized businesses in industry, trade and agriculture.“ In its Transport Policy 2014 - 2020 the Ministry builds on the Europe 2020 Strategy, the National Reform Programme representing the contribution of the Czech Republic to the fulfilment of the goals of the Europe 2020, a EU strategy on sustainable general development support, the European Cohesion Policy, include White Paper – Roadmap to a Single European Area – Towards a Competitive and Resource Efficient Transport System, the Action Plan for the Deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the Czech Republic until 2020 (with the Prospect of 2050), and a draft of the Trans-European Networks (TEN-T) Policy.
Minister Dan Tok will lead a roundtable on the development of the commercial logistics network with AmCham members on June 14, 8:00 at the AmCham, Dušní 10, Prague 1. The Minister is interested in receiving feedback from companies and experts on expected demand, and how technology will change how companies distribute their product. If you are interested in attending this event, please register at email@example.com.