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Eurobuild CEE 17 January 2020
EU supports ports and rail
Shipping conditions along the Odra are to be improved
POLAND Six infrastructure projects have been awarded European Union financing worth almost PLN 722 mln. The ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście will be extended and modernised, 22 railway platforms in three provinces will be adapted to the needs of the disabled and shipping facilities along the river Odra are to be improved.

Four of the six contracts signed are for work in ports, worth over PLN 1 bln of which PLN 555 mln comes from the EU. Quays and access roads are to be rebuilt. The Dębicki Canal in the port of Szczecin is also to be deepened and expanded. The work will allow bigger seagoing ship to enter the ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście.

Facilities are also to be built so that ferries can charge their batteries from the shore and have their sewage tanks pumped out. Polish Railways is to receive PLN 81 mln in EU subsidies to funding to reconstruct 22 platforms in 15 railway stations in the Kujawsko-Pomroskie, Łódzkie and Wielkopolskie provinces. Also 340 groynes (walls built out into the water to prevent sediment movement) are to be built along a 110 km section of the river Odra. The EU has awarded PLN 84.2 mln in subsidies for the PLN 117 mln project.

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