The company Autocesta Rijeka – Zagreb will merge Hrvatske autoceste (HAC) with a decision of the Government, and the merger of the two companies will create conditions for the abolition of tolls on the Krk bridge, confirmed yesterday for Novi list Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković.
According to him, the merger of ARZ with HAC is part of a comprehensive program to restructure the road sector in Croatia, which began three years ago, and which has so far combined tolls on motorways operated by HAC and ARZ and changed the credit obligations of the two companies. at that time it amounted to more than 3.7 billion euros with the rescheduling of liabilities of Hrvatske ceste, with which the total debt of the road sector amounted to five billion euros.
By merging ARZ with Croatian Motorways, the Government is counting on additional savings, primarily by merging the work of numerous services in both companies, but also by easier introduction of the previously announced new toll collection system on all motorways, with the exception of Istarska Y, managed by Bina Istra. The merger of ARZ with HAC will be carried out in a way that does not increase the share capital of HAC, and Minister Butković is convinced that the new, one company will be more financially and organizationally efficient.
Toll collection on the Krk Bridge could be abolished on June 15th, Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butkovic told reporters in Rijeka.