DRI concluded the contract with DARS to perform professional consulting services for the acquisition of National Spatial Plan and all other expert bases, required in the procedure for the construction of the second tube of the Karavanke tunnel, which connects Slovenia and Austria.
In February 2013, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia was informed about the report by the Committee for the Karavanke motorway tunnel, where the activities concerning the upgrade of the tunnel had been outlined. The Government decided that the second tube of the tunnel should be constructed and operating in 2019 (Decision no 3700-1/2013/4). Regarding the above, the National Spatial Plan should be adopted by 2015 at the latest.
DRI will perform the following professional services: supervision of preparation of design and spatial documentation, environmental report and other expert bases, required for the adoption of the National Spatial Plan. Besides, it will collaborate with engineers and designers from Austria when coordinating the execution of the tunnel tube.