The toll dispute escalates, Serious filed a criminal complaint

Where has the toll system failed and who is to blame? While the National Audit Office (SAO) is behind its conclusions from auditing the operation of the toll system, former Minister of Transport and current MP Ľubomír Vážny (Smer-SD) claims that “a moderately trained chimpanzee would not accept the same conclusion as the SAO”.

Ľubomír Vážny

VIDEO: Half-crazy, box, chimpanzee. Serious did not spare the SAO and you toll his message.

The ex-minister also filed a criminal complaint for the SAO’s report on the control of the toll system notification to an unknown perpetrator.

The Office also did not give in and defended its findings. “Their truthfulness and completeness was confirmed by the management of the National Highway Company and information The Government of the Slovak Republic discussed and took note of the results of the inspection without comments, “the SAO informed the ex-minister after yesterday’s press conference Serious.

He justified the filing of a criminal complaint with attacks on his person and efforts to clear your name. “I consider that, in connection with the publication and subsequent communication of the SAO protocol and the final report The SAO of October 2019 fulfilled the facts of several criminal offenses offenses – the crime of false accusation, the dissemination of an alarm message, defamation and, last but not least, the infringement of foreign rights, “ said Serious.

He also filed a motion to carry out two inspections, which in the case of the adoption of a resolution of the National Council will become mandatory for the SAO. “The first check is will concern the construction of the Branisko tunnel. Its purpose is to summarize volume of financial resources for construction and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of them spending, “Serious said. The second control is to cover the formation of a management of the National Highway Company (NDS).

There was no other way out

Serious at yesterday’s press conference he also emphasized that he was personally present at procurement of the toll system and its commissioning, and is worth that at that time this process was transparent in favor of Slovakia. “Other there was no way out at that time. The only option was to build tolls system under pressure from banks as a service, “he said.

He was serious at the time of concluding the comprehensive service contract electronic toll collection between the NDS and the toll system operator SkyToll Minister of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications in 2009 in the first government of Robert Fico (2006-2010). The Director – General and Igor Choma (Smer-SD) was the chairman of the board of NDS at that time. Toll tender then won the most expensive bidder with a price of 863 million euros. Three cheaper competitors.

A new one began operating in the Czech Republic on December 1 last year toll system with modern satellite technology. Its total cost is climbed to the amount of 2.3 billion Czech crowns (slightly more than 91 million eur) with VAT. However, Czech computer enthusiasts were shocked by the order in the amount of CZK 400 million (about EUR 15.9 million) to create an information system of sale of electronic highway stamps with its four-year maintenance. Enthusiasts decided to create their own technology themselves, what they succeeded in one weekend. Approximately signed up 300 volunteers, with 60 people working free of charge. Currently, the functionality of the solution is being demonstrated and using this technology they sell demonstration “fair stamps” so that users can buy real try.

The SAO investigates the findings of the NAKA

Recent findings of the SAO in auditing the operation of electronic toll collection in Slovakia, the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) is investigating. “Findings which are related to a possible breach of the law relate to the obligations of administration of foreign property and we relinquished them to law enforcement agencies proceedings in the same way as other notifications, “he said some time ago SAO spokesman Marek Papajčík.

Based on the audit, the SAO stated that the current system is for the state disadvantageous, inefficient, almost half of the toll revenue ends up in the account private operator. For the construction and repair of highways and expressways roads went from the money collected a minimum. In addition, the toll system is not in owned by the state, although the latter for its construction already to the operator paid.

However, the Minister of Transport welcomes the ongoing police investigation circumstances of building a toll system in Slovakia. “Toll information system and the context in which they sound are marked by politicization, unprofessionalism and it strikes me that the high unprofessionalism of the SAO, which leads to distort the facts, to mislead the public and, ultimately, to to harm my person, “said the deputy. As he pointed out, it is for investigation and clarification of the circumstances under which the contract and the system were signed put into operation, while being responsible for personal responsibility.

According to the SAO, the control of tolls was not focused on public procurement or the resulting contractual relationship. “Supreme Audit Office carried out a check on the effectiveness of toll collection on the basis of a control plan activities, which was approved in December 2018 and was based on from risk analyzes and findings from previous periods, “he said Papajčík. According to the Office, the plan of control activities is a public document, the focus and timing of the inspection were clearly defined in advance. “The SAO focused on the efficiency and effectiveness of toll collection and compliance key objectives, “added the SAO spokesman.

Slovak toll system

  • The contract for the toll system has been concluded in year Ľubomír Vážný (then Minister of Transport, Posts and telecommunications)
  • Based on the audit, the SAO drew attention to inefficient and uneconomically set toll system even for serious risks to of the future
  • The operator is SkyTollwhich on the account almost half of the toll collection ends
  • He gets a toll from one euro 45 cents NDS and 48 cents goes to the account of SkyToll, which has been operating the toll system since 2010
  • Transport Research Institute he marked it as the least an effective toll system among the five countries of the region

Where has the toll system failed and who is to blame? While the National Audit Office (SAO) is behind its conclusions from auditing the operation of the toll system, former Minister of Transport and current MP Ľubomír Vážny (Smer-SD) claims that “a moderately trained chimpanzee would not accept the same conclusion as the SAO”.

Ľubomír Vážny

VIDEO: Half-crazy, box, chimpanzee. Serious did not spare the SAO and you toll his message.

The ex-minister also filed a criminal complaint for the SAO’s report on the control of the toll system notification to an unknown perpetrator.

The Office also did not give in and defended its findings. “Their truthfulness and completeness was confirmed by the management of the National Highway Company and information The Government of the Slovak Republic discussed and took note of the results of the inspection without comments, “the SAO informed the ex-minister after yesterday’s press conference Serious.

He justified the filing of a criminal complaint with attacks on his person and efforts to clear your name. “I consider that, in connection with the publication and subsequent communication of the SAO protocol and the final report The SAO of October 2019 fulfilled the facts of several criminal offenses offenses – the crime of false accusation, the dissemination of an alarm message, defamation and, last but not least, the infringement of foreign rights, “ said Serious.

He also filed a motion to carry out two inspections, which in the case of the adoption of a resolution of the National Council will become mandatory for the SAO. “The first check is will concern the construction of the Branisko tunnel. Its purpose is to summarize volume of financial resources for construction and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of them spending, “Serious said. The second control is to cover the formation of a management of the National Highway Company (NDS).

There was no other way out

Serious at yesterday’s press conference he also emphasized that he was personally present at procurement of the toll system and its commissioning, and is worth that at that time this process was transparent in favor of Slovakia. “Other there was no way out at that time. The only option was to build tolls system under pressure from banks as a service, “he said.

He was serious at the time of concluding the comprehensive service contract electronic toll collection between the NDS and the toll system operator SkyToll Minister of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications in 2009 in the first government of Robert Fico (2006-2010). The Director – General and Igor Choma (Smer-SD) was the chairman of the board of NDS at that time. Toll tender then won the most expensive bidder with a price of 863 million euros. Three cheaper competitors.

A new one began operating in the Czech Republic on December 1 last year toll system with modern satellite technology. Its total cost is climbed to the amount of 2.3 billion Czech crowns (slightly more than 91 million eur) with VAT. However, Czech computer enthusiasts were shocked by the order in the amount of CZK 400 million (about EUR 15.9 million) to create an information system of sale of electronic highway stamps with its four-year maintenance. Enthusiasts decided to create their own technology themselves, what they succeeded in one weekend. Approximately signed up 300 volunteers, with 60 people working free of charge. Currently, the functionality of the solution is being demonstrated and using this technology they sell demonstration “fair stamps” so that users can buy real try.

The SAO investigates the findings of the NAKA

Recent findings of the SAO in auditing the operation of electronic toll collection in Slovakia, the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) is investigating. “Findings which are related to a possible breach of the law relate to the obligations of administration of foreign property and we relinquished them to law enforcement agencies proceedings in the same way as other notifications, “he said some time ago SAO spokesman Marek Papajčík.

Based on the audit, the SAO stated that the current system is for the state disadvantageous, inefficient, almost half of the toll revenue ends up in the account private operator. For the construction and repair of highways and expressways roads went from the money collected a minimum. In addition, the toll system is not in owned by the state, although the latter for its construction already to the operator paid.

However, the Minister of Transport welcomes the ongoing police investigation circumstances of building a toll system in Slovakia. “Toll information system and the context in which they sound are marked by politicization, unprofessionalism and it strikes me that the high unprofessionalism of the SAO, which leads to distort the facts, to mislead the public and, ultimately, to to harm my person, “said the deputy. As he pointed out, it is for investigation and clarification of the circumstances under which the contract and the system were signed put into operation, while being responsible for personal responsibility.

According to the SAO, the control of tolls was not focused on public procurement or the resulting contractual relationship. “Supreme Audit Office carried out a check on the effectiveness of toll collection on the basis of a control plan activities, which was approved in December 2018 and was based on from risk analyzes and findings from previous periods, “he said Papajčík. According to the Office, the plan of control activities is a public document, the focus and timing of the inspection were clearly defined in advance. “The SAO focused on the efficiency and effectiveness of toll collection and compliance key objectives, “added the SAO spokesman.

Slovak toll system

  • The contract for the toll system has been concluded in year Ľubomír Vážný (then Minister of Transport, Posts and telecommunications)
  • Based on the audit, the SAO drew attention to inefficient and uneconomically set toll system even for serious risks to of the future
  • The operator is SkyTollwhich on the account almost half of the toll collection ends
  • He gets a toll from one euro 45 cents NDS and 48 cents goes to the account of SkyToll, which has been operating the toll system since 2010
  • Transport Research Institute he marked it as the least an effective toll system among the five countries of the region