Quality infrastructure

Quality infrastructure

 

Slovenia boasts infrastructure for inland transport of goods, modern port infrastructure, reliable electricity and gas supply and dependable internet connections.


Slovenia’s transport system consists of over 39,000 km of the road network of which the motorways add up to nearly 700 km. The total length of railway tracks is over 2,000 km. The development of the transport infrastructure and multimodal transportation calls for the modernisation of the existing infrastructure and the construction of new sections.


Both passenger and cargo traffic handled by three international airports is on the rise year-on-year. Adria Airways, the national flag air carrier, has been carrying passengers and cargo for nearly half a century. Its network links Ljubljana with all important destinations in Europe and its connections with all the capitals in the region are excellent.


Maritime transport
and harbour traffic keep rising as the figures for goods carried and passenger and goods traffic show clearly. The cargo and passenger port at Koper is strategically placed to handle equally well all kinds of cargo and passengers from cruiser ships and provides a great opportunity of supplying logistics and goods shipping services towards central and southern Europe. The Mediterranean transport networks meet the TransEuropean network in the Port of Koper increasingly present in feeder routings and port rotation as companies provide customers with improved operational efficiency, greater capacity, wider port coverage and quality services to and from the Mediterranean.


Physical infrastructure needs a technically savvy workforce to operate it. The skills and the attitude is what not only attracts foreign investors to Slovenia but keeps them here.


Quality of overall infrastructure, 2016

Considering transport, telephony and energy infrastructure (1 = extremely underdeveloped, 7 = extensive and efficient by international standards)

Quality of overall infrastructure 2016
Source: World Economic Forum, The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017

In addition to well-developed physical infrastructure, a well-developed ICT industry is a key enabler for building a country's competitiveness, attracting foreign investment, and developing information society. The steps taken over the years range from identifying the ICT areas with growth potential and eliminating barriers to market growth to supporting the development of the domestic ICT industry to increase the country's competitive advantage and attract ICT-related foreign investment.


Effort to attract inward direct investment includes also measures designed to encourage entrepreneurship, start‐ups and technology transfer. By improving the framework conditions for innovation and entrepreneurship including better governance of public research and by providing better access to finance, Slovenia will integrate further into global markets in order to spur productivity growth and maximise its natural and man-made advantages.