The architects Tom Med, Jaroslav Krupa and Filip Klozar designed the untraditional appearance of a fully barrier-free building, which touches the crown of the tree in the dark. The object is inspired by the complex shapes of the web, where the floor is rotated, thus creating a system of consoles.
| photo: Tom Mal

The Supreme Audit Office controlled the system of additional subsidies for investment infrastructure projects from the Operational Program Environment (OPP) in 2012 and 2020.

The visitor centers were to serve to reduce the environmental impact of the invaders in particularly protected countries. However, according to the findings, the controller did not do so. In addition, the Ministry of the Environment (MP) set the limit of oriented investment costs at a high level, which enabled the construction of above-standard cost projects, the National Library said in prkovvpr. In some localities, the number of crops in protected land has even increased, the inspectors warned.

The NK found a problem in support of the project. Although the ministry introduced a scoring system, it did not set a clear criterion in nm, according to the inspectors, so that it would be a true statement. The criteria were set only in general.

The MP did not take into account the attractiveness, size or visibility of the most protected lands. The distance of future centers from similar centers was not reflected in the evaluations, he noted.

For example, the project Environmental Investment, Information and Education Center (Natura Park) in Pardubice did not meet the condition of ecological criteria, the State Environmental Fund (SFP) recommended it for support and the ministry did not exclude it from the further decision-making process. According to the National Library, the ministry did not respect its own rules, it created unequal conditions for grant applicants.

The ministry raised the investment limit to cover inflation

According to the inspector, the ministry thus significantly overestimated the financial limit used to evaluate the project’s economy. According to the previous programming period, it increased the investment limit for the mentioned projects so that it increased inflation and official data on the number of prices in construction.

NK thus assessed the sustainability and financial operation of the training centers. The Ministry supports the operation of the centers through a national program. The contribution covers only an average of 20 percent of the total operating costs. The rest of the operator gets from other sources (contributions, grants, income from the entrance fee, etc.). According to the National Library, there is a risk to the sustainability of the project, because they are dependent on the provision of subsidies, concluded by the auditors.