Prime Minister Beata Szydło: a section of Via Baltica road will be built

The Polish people have trusted us because we think about the ordinary people’s matters, also those from small towns. We have given hope which we are turning into actions. We have a plan and we are implementing it step by step. We shall not stop changing Poland, Prime Minister Beata Szydło convinced during a press conference in Łomża (Podlaskie Voivodeship). On Monday, Prime Minister said that in that very place S61 expressway as part of Via Baltica will be built.

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Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The fulfilled election promises of Law and Justice

Prime Minister Beata Szydło’s Monday meeting with the representatives of local authorities of Podlaskie Voivodeship concerned a section of the S61 road going from Ostrów Mazowiecka (Mazowieckie Voivodeship) to Szczuczyn (Podlaskie Voivodeship) through Łomża The proposed route will be 91 km long.

I have come to Łomża today in order to fulfil the promises which Law and Justice gave here during the election campaign, Prime Minister Beata Szydło highlighted. As she said, the construction of Via Baltica route is one of the fulfilled promises. With satisfaction, I can present an agreement today, signed by the Minister of Construction, concerning the construction of the road which will create an opportunity for the city and for the region. It is a visible effect of the activities undertaken by the Law and Justice government, she added.

Sustainable development

Polish families must be given a chance to live in dignity, the head of the government highlighted, and her government’s policy is the answer to the needs and expectations expressed by the citizens during the election campaign. People said that they expect jobs and stability. Young people said that they want to live in Poland and fulfil their dreams. In order for this to happen, they need to have development prospects and be sure that they will be able to provide for their families, the Prime Minister reminded. She also added that her government looks after people from small towns and pursues an equal opportunities policy.

Prime Minister Beata Szydło underlined that for the first time in years the government has taken care of ordinary people’s and not politicians’ matters. Among the most important objectives that we have managed to achieve are Family 500+ and Housing+ programmes, minimum wage increase and the introduction of free medications for seniors. The government has managed to achieve a lot over the last year; this was also the year which has taught us humility, the Prime Minister underlined. We have fulfilled numerous obligations, however, it is only the beginning, of which we are aware. Now the time has come for us to stand before you, report on what we have done over the last year, correct our mistakes, draw conclusions from what we did not manage to do and move on, added the head of the government.

The press conference which took place on Monday in Podlasie, apart from the Prime Minister, was also attended by Andrzej Adamczyk, the Minister of Infrastructure and Construction, and Jarosław Zieliński, Deputy Minister of Interior.

Via Baltica route 

S61 expressway is to be one of the Polish sections of the European E67 route (Helsinki–Prague), whose Helsinki–Warsaw section is called Via Baltica.

According to the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, the Ostrowia–Szczuczyn section is to be divided into six investment tasks; the advancement of preparatory works for individual tasks is varied.

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