Minister has no information about Mochovce budget increase
Economy Minister Peter Ziga did not know to say how the state will respond to an increase in the budget for the completion of Mochovce NPP, if the information in the media is true.
Economy Minister Peter Ziga has not confirmed the information in the media about an increased budget for the completion of the third and fourth nuclear units in Mochovce. „I have not received the officially information. I have not met with Slovenske Elektrarne yet,“ Ziga said following Wednesday’s cabinet session. Ziga did not know to say how the state, a 34-percent shareholder of a Slovak dominant electricity producer, will respond to an increased budget for the completion of Mochovce NPP, if the information in the media is true. „I will comment on this matter once the media’s assumption is proved. A lot will depend on arguments for this increase,“ said Ziga. The Hospodarske noviny daily informed earlier that the budget for the completion of nuclear blocks in Mochovce will increase by 500 million euros to 5.1 billion euros. Slovenske Elektrarne neither confirmed nor denied it.
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Opposition parties are convinced that one of the reasons for the delayed completion of the Mochovce NPP and increasing budget are the dealings of the companies with ties to the governments led by Smer-SD.
Opozičné strany sú presvedčené, že jedným z dôvodov meškania dostavby a jej predražovania sú kšefty firiem napojených na vlády, ktorým šéfovala strana Smer-SD.