Press Release: Poland – European funds to improve water management, urban transport and energy supply

Almost 430 million euros of Cohesion Policy funds are invested in five infrastructure projects in Poland. Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu said: ” Every euro invested in cohesion policy has one goal: to directly and significantly improve the quality of life of European citizens, in this case the Poles. speeches, the projects adopted today are the best proof of this. “EUR 146 million will finance work on the water collection and distribution system in Warsaw and its suburbs. More than 12,400 inhabitants will be connected to a modern water management system. € 54.9 million will finance 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 North-South Gas Interconnection Priority Corridor, will contribute to improved energy security in the country. 72.7 million euros are invested to prevent floods, protect the population and the natural and cultural heritage of the Kłodzko Valley and thereby promote tourism in the Oder basin. EUR 65.7 million will finance the extension of the tram and bus network, the largest city in the country. Finally, 90.3 million euros will finance the development of the tram network and the purchase of vehicles in 12 cities of Upper Silesia. Nearly 2 million inhabitants should benefit from a fast and clean mode of transport in the region. (For more information: Johannes Bahrke – Tel .: +32 229 58615, Sophie Dupin from Saint-Cyr – Tel .: +32 229 56169)

Source: European Commission

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