Oleg Butkovic

Works on new section of Istrian Y motorway in autumn, says minister

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butkovic said on Friday works on the second stage of the Istrian Y motorway were expected to begin in the autumn, an investment of EUR 150 million in which Croatian companies would be included.

Transport minister does not rule out higher motorway tolls

Commenting on a planned rise in tolls for motorways managed by the state-run HAC motorway operator, Maritime, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butkovic on Friday recalled that HAC's debt totalled EUR 5.2 billion, and 1.2 billion of that amount was due this year, which HAC could not pay back from its revenues.

Butkovic: In interest for citizens to have safe, cheap taxi services

Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butkovic on Tuesday said that the ministry had formed a task force to look into the possibility of amending legislation to liberalise the market and that it was in the interest of citizens to pay less and have safe taxi services.

Bosnia, Croatia ink deal on Svilaj bridge across Sava River

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia signed a contract at a ceremony held in Neum on Friday, on the joint construction of a bridge across the Sava River at Svilaj along the pan-European Vc corridor.

Minister: Croatia to continue building its section of Vc corridor

Transport and infrastructure minister Oleg Butkovic said on Friday that activities aimed at construction of Croatia's section of pan-European Vc corridor would continue.

Butkovic: Govt. won't do anything unlawful regarding executive appointments

Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butkovic said on Thursday that the caretaker government would do nothing unlawful regarding already advertised calls for the appointment of public companies' executives.

Butkovic says Plenkovic only one of the candidates for new HDZ chief

 "The HDZ had always made the best decisions in difficult moments and it will do so this time as well," Butkovic said.

Companies to build Peljesac bridge to be known by year's end, say ministers

"The Peljesac bridge project has been launched and nothing can stop it now," Butkovic said, adding that there was a political and public consensus about the project.

HDZ official: We wouldn't have proposed Maric if we weren't confident of majority support

"The HDZ Presidency has made a decision that Maric is their choice for PM-designate," Butkovic said when asked why Maric had been chosen since he was not a member of the HDZ and did not have electoral legitimacy.

Butkovic: HDZ most likely to seek PM's impeachment

The ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) will most likely seek the impeachment of Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic in Parliament, the party's deputy leader and transport minister, Oleg Butkovic, said on Saturday.

Minister: Delays in adoption of legislation not worrying

The political party "Pametno" ("Smart") has warned that Croatia failed to incorporate three European Union directives on concessions and public procurement by 18 April this year, which was why it was facing penalties from the European Commission.

Minister rules out privatisation of motorways for time being

As far as a loan of 250 million euro with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is concerned, Butkovic said that that loan was agreed to by the previous government however, it was not realised.

Butkovic confident all government projects will be carried out successfully

The Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butkovic, said on Sunday he was confident that all planned government projects would be carried out successfully.

Ministry to co-finance 4 port infrastructure projects with HRK 5.6 mn

Maritime Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butkovic on Friday signed a HRK 5.6 million agreement with the executives of port authorities in Primorje-Groski Kotar County to co-finance four port infrastructure projects in the county.

Transport minister highlights benefits of Istria motorway

"I have received representatives of the concessionaire and next week or the week after that, as soon as the government budget is put together, we will go the Ministry of Finance.

Everyone guaranteeing turnover is interesting, says transport minister

Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butkovic said on Thursday that a Chinese delegation had expressed interest in the Port of Rijeka and that everyone who guaranteed turnover was interesting to Croatia.

Transport minister says first goal is to roll over motorway operator's debt

Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butkovic has launched a review of the operations and debts of the HAC motorway operator to launch as soon as possible the refinancing of the debts which cannot be serviced from regular business.

New transport minister against monetising motorways' debt

New Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butkovic said on Monday, taking office from Sinisa Hajdas Doncic, that he was against monetising the debt of the motorways and that the debts would be handled through rescheduling and company restructuring.

New minister: Peljesac bridge, other major infrastructure projects to be continued

Those projects are very important for the country and its economy, and up to 85% of the necessary funds come from the EU, he said.