Poland Gets EUR 1 bln EU Funding for Transport Projects

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Poland has received PLN 4.4 billion (EUR 1 billion) from the EU's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to carry out transportation projects, the country's Ministry of Infrastructure announced on Thursday reported state news agency PAP.

According to the ministry, a sitting had been held on Wednesday of the CEF Coordination Committee, which approved the results of a competition in which Poland repeated its success in the CEF Transport 2021 competition, once again placing first in terms of the value of funds allocated.

According to the report, Poland was also successful in getting funding from the general pool, in which all member states compete. According to Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk, four projects from the railway sector had received co-financing from the CEF Transport 2022 competition to a combined value of EUR 758 million.

In the case of Poland's planned Central Transportation Hub (CPK), a massive air, road, and rail infrastructure project, the co-financing covers the development of project documentation for the construction of a high-speed rail corridor from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea to the value of EUR 63.6 million.

Two Polish-Ukrainian projects also received co-financing aimed at increasing transport accessibility between the EU/Poland and Ukraine, for which the Polish beneficiaries received a total of EUR 46 million. Other projects receiving funding included schemes in the aviation, inland waterways, and rail sectors. 

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