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Ministerial audit of 53 IT projects shows that none meet expectations

Ministerial audit of 53 IT projects shows that none meet expectations

The Investment, Regional Development and Informatisation Ministry (MIRRI) has completed an audit of 53 IT projects and has come to the conclusion that five of them should be scrapped altogether. Moreover, the remainder should be reworked, thereby potentially saving the state a total of €158 million. According to the minister Veronika Remišová (For the People), the IT projects lacked state priorities, and their content was dictated by the contractors rather than the state. Their total worth amounts to €740 million. Remišová remarked that Slovakia has drawn just under a fifth of EU funds reserved for informatisation in this period, adding that there's an immense amount of money left that needs to be drawn in the next three years. Remišová's predecessor, Richard Raši, now an independent opposition MP, reminded the 53 IT projects that Investment Minister Veronika Remišová proposed should be scrapped or reworked have been contracted, and they must be completed by 2023.

Zuzana Botiková, Photo: Flickr/Christoph Scholz