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Problematic contribution to railway investments.  There will be pressure

Problematic contribution to railway investments. There will be pressure

Solidarity Poland members assume that 15 percent. The special contribution that local governments must make to investments under the Kolej Plus program has been secured in the Polish Lada.

“We want this program not to exclude the poorest local governments,” MP Janusz Kowalski emphasized Friday in Świętokrzyskie. According to him, Kosky is “a symbol of the renewal and gradual rebuilding of local railway connections.”

In December, for the first time in 13 years, trains will leave the station in Konsky. The launch of the railway line on the Tomaszów Mazowiecki – Końskie – Skarżysko – Kamienna route was made possible thanks to an agreement between Voivodeship widzki and Świętokrzyskie. Four pairs of trains will run along the way. Due to the lack of electrification of the road, these will be diesel depots.

The next step will be the modernization and electrification of railway line No. 25. Local governments are collecting the necessary documents; This will be the basis for further implementation of the project under the Kolej Plus program, which assumes 85 percent. Co-financing of the investment.

On Friday in Koski, Solidarna Polska representatives announced that they would do their best at the Ministry of Infrastructure so that local governments could apply for the 15 percent subsidy. Special contribution from the Polish Deal.

“A year ago, President Andrzej Duda, on a platform in Koski, signed the Plus Railroad Act,” – noted MP Mariusz Gosic. He pointed out that “we will try to ensure that 15 percent of the local government’s contribution to the investments will be given as support from the Polish deal and we will persuade the Ministry of Infrastructure for that.”

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Representative Janusz Kowalski estimated that local governments might have trouble contributing at 15 percent. Special contribution to the implementation of railway investments.

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“We realize today that securing our contribution is the biggest challenge for local governments that want to rebuild these ties. We have started a huge lobbying campaign so that the money from the Polish deal is also allocated to the special contribution of local governments who, due to the pandemic, find themselves in a difficult economic situation”- Kowalski said.

He also added, that it is already after the first talks on this topic with the Minister of Infrastructure Andrei Adamczyk. The value of the Kolej Plus program is 6.6 billion PLN, including 5.6 billion PLN from the state budget and about 1 billion PLN from local government units.

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