Czech ministry offers other pre-war bunkers, including an infantry cabin

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2022-05-11   00:11

The Ministry of Defense is selling other parts of the pre-war border fortifications. The offer published today includes two dozen so-called asparagus, ie buildings of former small border fortresses, as well as one infantry cabin. Jiří Caletka from the press department of the Ministry of Defense told ČTK today. The minimum purchase price of all offered properties is 2.7 million crowns, in addition to the border fortifications, the office also sells three smaller plots near Jindřichův Hradec.

The largest building is the Jaroslav infantry cabin, which is located in the Náchod region between Sedloňov and Olešnice in the Orlické Mountains. It was built in 1938 as part of a heavy fortification. In recent years, he has been cared for by the Club of Friends of the Fortifications in the Náchod Region, which has also enabled his tours. The Department of Real Estate Management of the Ministry of Defense states that the minimum purchase price is 950,000 crowns. The two-storey building is also sold with the surrounding land.

"The club broke up, we weren't enough for it. We can't afford to buy it," Jiří Čtvrtečka from the Club of Friends of the Fortifications in the Náchod Region told ČTK today.

The remaining properties on offer, the so-called řopíky, were part of the light fortifications. Four ministries are offered in the Chomutov region in the cadastral areas of Vrskmaň, Otvice and Krásná Lípa u Křimova. In southern Moravia, there are seven asparagus on offer, six in the Znojmo region near Křídlůvek, Micmanice and Oleksoviček and one fortification near Sedlec near Mikulov. In Silesia, nine asparagus without land are offered. Two in the Karviná region near Zpupná Lhota and seven in the Opava region near Milostovice, Zlatníky and Nový Dvůr.

The defense gets rid of unnecessary real estate repeatedly. The offers are dominated by land or bunkers of fortifications from the period of the First Republic. The former fortifications of Czechoslovakia are still considered real estate intended for the defense of the state, so the Ministry of Defense is in charge of managing them. In 2005, the ministry decided that the fortifications would be transferred preferentially free of charge to the landowners below them. If they were not interested in them, military history clubs and surrounding villages could get them for free. Another option is to sell them.

At the end of last October, the ministry told ČTK that it had so far sold 171 objects of Czechoslovak pre-war light fortifications. In total, the defense plans to settle about 800 asparagus, will offer a quarter of them for sale, and will transfer the rest to new owners. The resort now transfers or sells only bunkers declared to be unnecessary property before March 2016. Other asbestos, which are gradually focusing on land, are taken over by the Office for Representation of the State in Property Matters.