Czech President welcomes China's participation in highway construction
He said this when appointing new ministers for industry and trade, justice and transport.
"In the construction of motorways, I will bring the commitment of one of the world's largest construction companies, CITIC Group, to be ready to immediately send a design team to the Czech Republic and participate in this work," he said when talking to the new Transport Minister Vladimir Kremlik.
He said recently he saw nice billboards on which it was written "highway, highway, highway" in the country.
"So I would like this inscription to get down from the billboards to the ground and finally to build the motorways at least as fast as, for example, in neighboring Poland," said Zeman.
He added that the Czech Prime Minister has proposed Chinese companies to take part in construction projects in the Czech Republic on the basis of Public-Private-Partnership model.
Vladimir Kremlik will replace Dan Tok as the new minister of transport, while Karel Havlicek will replace Marta Novakova as new industry and trade minister and Marie Benesova replace Jan Knezinek as new justice minister.
Zeman also appointed Havlicek and Finance Minister Alena Schillerova as new deputy prime ministers after dismissing Environment Minister Richard Brabec from the deputy PM post.