Ministry of Transport and Communications
A delegation from Baden-Württemberg in Germany recently spent several days in Norway. One hour of their tight schedule was set aside for a meeting with the Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen. Coming from a country that subsidizes the use of diesel with USD 9,4 billion per year, the Germans were especially interested in Norway's success with electric cars.
The National Budget for 2018
Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen says “With an increase of the transport budget of more than four billion kroner the government is contributing to reducing unemployment, increasing competitiveness for trade & industry and bringing the nation ever closer together. The transport budget for 2018 is proof that the National Transport Plan is not simply an expression of ambition, but is a plan that the government is well on the way to keeping its promise to fulfil.
“Improvements to the infrastructure will ensure that the nation has easier and safer daily travel, reduced travelling time, increased mobility and will as a result be more competitive. None of us knows what the future will bring, but we are making sure that we are ready for whatever comes. This is the reason why we are proposing to use 1 064 billion kroner over the next 12 years on modernising the infrastructure and on the development of safer, more efficient and greener transport solutions”, says Minister of Transport Ketil Solvik-Olsen.
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