Aarhus, Denmark

Denmark to upgrade infrastructure with projects worth more than EUR 21 billion

Denmark to upgrade infrastructure with projects worth more than EUR 21 billion

The Infrastructure Plan 2035 aims to reduce congestion, strengthen public transport and facilitate the green transition

The Danish government has announced that it has reached a broad agreement on an ambitious infrastructure plan worth more than DKK 160 billion (over EUR 21.5 billion). The Infrastructure Plan 2035 will implement a number of projects with the aim of reducing congestion, strengthening public transport, and creating better conditions for a smooth transition to green modes of transportation.

What projects will be implemented under the ambitious plan?

A high percentage of the total budget will be set aside for the implementation of several infrastructure projects. Taking a closer look at the division of funds, the government reports the following:

  • Over DKK 86 billion (over EUR 11.5 billion) for public transport projects to ensure faster travel and better rail networks;
  • DKK 64 billion (over EUR 8.6 billion) for the construction of future roads;
  • DKK 11 billion (over EUR 1.4 billion) for 3 key regional development projects;
  • DKK 3 billion (over EUR 403 million) for new cycling infrastructure such as bicycle lanes in municipalities and along state roads.

In addition to this, funding will also be provided for several green initiatives which seek to guarantee that the new infrastructure projects do not compromise the country’s climate objectives. Taking a case in point, the government revealed that the Infrastructure Plan 2035 will include the installation of charging stations and the use of climate-friendly asphalt.

In a press release on Monday 28 June, Finance Minister Nicolai Wammen commented on the new plan: "Today, we have adopted a historically broad and ambitious plan of 160 billion kroner for Denmark's infrastructure, so that fewer Danes in the future will experience queues and waiting time. With the agreement, we unite Denmark and bind the country even stronger together.

It is a sensible investment in including public transport, roads, and cycle paths, which will make everyday life easier for many and ensure Danish companies an even better opportunity to sell their goods and create jobs - without compromising on the green transition.”

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