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Source: CDU CSU

Madam President! Dear colleagues! The 2021 budget is the guarantee to get started after the corona crisis. On the first day of the new year, we continue with a lot of investments, lots of subsidies and lots of innovations.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU – Dr. Diether Dehm [DIE LINKE]: No threat!)

I would like to thank the coalition most sincerely: Thanks to the housekeepers and the transport politicians, especially to Rüdiger Kruse and Thomas Jurk, but of course also to the other budget rapporteurs. You heard the various contributions to it before me. Not all rounds of budget rapporteurs lead to knowledge; but I would like to thank my colleagues Kruse and Jurk for a household,

(Shouting from the representative Sylvia Kotting-Uhl [ALLIANCE 90 / THE GREENS])

that Parliament really did better. Thank you very much for that! Because this budget is the right answer to the corona crisis.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD)

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is represented across Germany. Just a few examples: The digital rail hub Stuttgart is unique. We are investing 420 million euros in the future, in a lot of innovation – not only in long-distance transport, but also in a regional rail hub. Dresden: Rail Research Center – unique. Leipzig: Federal Highway Authority – clear location decision. Autobahn GmbH with its locations all over Germany – nationwide.

(Shout from the FDP: runs great!)

In Hamburg, for example, there is the real laboratory, and preparations for the ITS World Congress in October 2021 are underway there.

Yesterday came – very gratifyingly – the message: The European Weather Center is coming to Bonn. – It was an uphill battle between Dublin, Vienna, Toulouse and Barcelona. That is an investment of over 120 million euros. Once the expansion is complete, there will be jobs for 250 people in science and research. That is Germany. This is the location that makes us so proud and that we have to develop successfully.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD)

Today it became known – again a clear location decision – that Naumburg in Saxony-Anhalt will be the headquarters of the mobile communications infrastructure company. And tomorrow – it has already been mentioned – the German Center for Mobility of the Future in Munich with its satellites spread all over Germany will radiate far into the future, far beyond this day. Because we have to develop further, we have to continue to achieve prosperity through innovation and progress. Thank you very much for this support and for this concept.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD)

The BMVI is represented throughout Germany with its downstream authorities – almost 24,000 employees. For this, too, I would like to thank the many BMVI employees who, with their work during the corona crisis, ensured that Germany remains mobile, that Germany continues to move and that Germany remains well looked after.

(Applause from members of the CDU / CSU and the SPD)

Ms. Lühmann explained it in the small balance sheet: We will remain open to technology, we will remain cross-mode. – The speeches have shown that you cannot please everyone, to put it mildly.

(Sven-Christian Kindler [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: Put very carefully!)

We in the Federal Ministry of Transport are responsible for everything – from bicycles to satellites. I am not only mentioning the bicycle, but also consciously the satellite; because a few days ago we launched a satellite made in Germany into space without any interference,

(Shouting from Abig. Victor Perli [DIE LINKE])

to make earth observation and to make a huge contribution to climate protection internationally. With the satellite we can observe a lot – for example the sea level – which then sets the political decision-making framework. That is internationally unique.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD)

The budget for transport and digital infrastructure has again received a lot of funds in the parliamentary procedure, namely 7 billion euros, and now has a volume of 41.2 billion euros. The investment share increases to 27.7 billion euros. For the transport infrastructure alone, 19.6 billion euros have been earmarked. That’s a big leap, that’s an all-time high. If I include the funds from the digital fund and the energy and climate fund, then that is even more. This gives us the opportunity to continue to organize progress and help so that many of the younger generation inherit opportunities – and not just with the classic infrastructure.

We are of course investing a lot in rail, in public transport. We are helping the federal states with our packages of measures to eliminate corona damage – now with the funds for public transport an additional 2.5 billion euros on top, which are already at a record level.

(Victor Perli [DIE LINKE]: This year! And next year?)

We are investing in bicycle infrastructure, roads, waterways and digital infrastructure.

In the area of ​​digital infrastructure, we have 7 percent expansion in mobile communications this year and an increase of 22 percentage points in gigabit-enabled connections in Germany. We can thus achieve our goal of having a gigabit society in Germany by 2025. And of course we want to continue to implement the mobile communications strategy – not only financially, but also by accelerating permits and planning. We as a federal government are not alone in the world, but approval is given locally; we can only initiate a lot with our funding.

But we also implement the small measures that do not have very large planning runs. We have now launched a high-speed program to increase the attractiveness of the train stations, which should lead to better quality and, above all, a better quality of stay at train stations throughout Germany. With regard to the topics of “security” and “digitization”, we are creating a good station infrastructure.

Another topic: charging infrastructure. Not only do we provide a lot of funding – 4.1 billion euros – for the fueling and charging infrastructure in the public sector, but we have now started a KfW funding program for private wall boxes, which has developed into a record program in the first few days: In just a few days we received 100,000 applications for over 120,000 private charging points. We have thus created the possibility of making charging possible anywhere and anytime – for example overnight – in the private environment – in the private garage.

I would like to thank the coalition for giving us additional funding for a fleet renewal program. We are not only investing in alternative drives, but also in clean combustion vehicles that function as bridging technology. It is primarily about a fleet renewal program for trucks. We will design this funding program in such a way that we include safety components and the turning assistants must be installed if the funding is to be called up. These are really several positive points.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and the SPD)

We are making further progress with hydrogen and fuel cell technology. We will always have the goal of being able to provide an answer to climate change with these measures. We are also intensively promoting climate-friendly rail. In 2022 we will for the first time have the fact that investments in rail will overtake investments in roads.

(Dr. Dirk Spaniel [AfD]: We’ve had it for a long time!)

No other coalition has achieved this before. This coalition has achieved that. This is a clear message with regard to the decade of the railways. I am particularly proud that we can do it this way.

Ladies and gentlemen, of course, the road with its traffic volume continues to have priority so that commuters, craftsmen, freight forwarders, industry and supermarkets have top logistics. And with Germany’s European Council Presidency, we are making another leap. All I can say is: Trans-Europ-Express, the new night trains, which will be implemented very specifically after a few months. This is a good alternative for citizens to be mobile in Europe.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD – Dr. Franziska Brantner [ALLIANCE 90 / THE GREENS]: Well, a few years ago you were against it!

Ladies and gentlemen, in conclusion, I would like to say thank you to the citizens. The result of a survey over the past few days has shown that they are in favor of expanding infrastructure, that they are in favor of expanding our highways. Finally, I would like to thank my colleague, the Minister of Transport in Hesse, very warmly; he’s a green man.

(Dr. Franziska Brantner [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: Good man!)

Tarek Al-Wazir obeyed the law. We can implement the new construction of the A 49 motorway.

Thank you very much.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU)


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