In our role as national railway infrastructure manager, we are responsible for implementing the plans defined with the government on investments for developing network and maintenance work.  The economic and financial aspects of our relationship with the government are governed by the Programme Contract, which is the result of a process involving the public institutions responsible for the central governance of the country's infrastructure development, as well as local government bodies and stakeholders.

Aimed at the rationalisation, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of public spending, the entire investment planning process provides for access to information by stakeholders, who are involved before the planning approval phase.

The specific nature, benefits and implications of the investments planned on a five-year scale - that of our Business Plan - on the supply of railway services by railway companies and regions is communicated to stakeholders through the Business Plan, and development needs are acknowledged through a specific Discussion Forum.