Poland: European funds to improve water management, urban transport and energy supply
A sum of almost EUR 430 million from the Cohesion Policy funds is being invested in five infrastructure projects in Poland.
The Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu, explained: “Every euro invested as part of cohesion policy goes towards the same aim: to directly and tangibly improve quality of life for European citizens, in this case the Polish. The projects adopted today are the best proof of this: better than words.”
EUR 146 million will fund works on the water collection and distribution system in Warsaw and its suburbs. Over 12 400 inhabitants will be connected to a modern water management system.
EUR 54.9 million will fund the construction of a gas pipeline between the municipalities of Strachocina and Pogórska Wola, in the south-east of the country. The project, which is part of the West branch of the priority corridor for north-south gas interconnection, will contribute to improving energy security in the country.
EUR 72.7 million is being invested to prevent floods, and to protect the population and the natural and cultural heritage of the Kłodzko Valley, in order to encourage tourism in the Oder Basin.
EUR 65.7 million will fund the extension of the tram and bus network, the purchase of vehicles, and the improvement of the information system for passengers in Gdańsk, thus promoting a clean and fast mode of transport in the country’s sixth largest city.
Finally, EUR 90.3 million will fund the development of the tram network and the purchase of vehicles in 12 towns in Upper Silesia. Almost 2 million inhabitants should therefore benefit from a fast, clean mode of transport in the region.