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Increased focus on road system in Iceland

Minister of Transport Sturla Bödvarsson introduced a new transport plan yesterday, which includes ISK 380 billion (EUR 4.3 billion, USD 5.6 billion) for improving the transport system in Iceland by 2018.

About 80 percent of that amount will be used for improving the road system, or ISK 324 billion, which is higher than previous contributions. Fréttabladid reports.

According to the plan, ISK 35 billion (EUR 395,000, USD 513,000) will go towards air transport and ISK 22 billion (EUR 249,000, USD 322,000) towards sea transport.

The plan includes broadening the Ring Road, the main highway in Iceland, and the constructions of six additional tunnels. The air strips at the airports in Akureyri and Egilsstadir are to be lengthened.

In the next few days, the new transport plan will be submitted to parliament for approval.

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