Prime Minister Beata Szydło: There will be no economic development without providing energy security in Poland

We want the Polish mining and energy sectors to become more and more modern – said Prime Minister Beata Szydło at the Thursday ceremony of signing the agreement for financing the construction of a new power unit at the Jaworzno Power Plant.

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Economy, development, safety, family – are the pillars of safe, modern Poland which will be a good example for others. There will be no rapid development of Poland without energy security – said Prime Minister Beata Szydło at the Jaworzno Power Station. As the head of Government said, the energy industry was a circulatory system of the Polish economy, that is why the Law and Justice Government reconstructed it. In addition, the Government reformed and saved the Polish mining sector – the sector which is inseparably associated with the energy sector – neglected by the former authorities over many years.

The construction of a new power unit at the Jaworzno Power Plant will provide not only energy security but also new jobs. This is also an example of the wise economic policy of the Government. The investment is eco-friendly and based on modern technologies. We want the energy and mining sectors to be like that – stressed the Prime Minister.

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We are implementing a very ambitious and bold economic programme – Prime Minister Beata Szydło said about the Responsible Development Strategy. As she added, the priorities of her Government resulting from the so-called Morawiecki’s Plan, were: reconstruction of the Polish industry, supporting economic operators and feeding the economy with smart social projects. We want these connected vessels to build the economic growth enjoyed by all Polish families – persuaded the head of Government.

The Prime Minister recalled that the critics of the Law and Justice Government did not believe that the economic development strategy would have any chances to succeed. After a dozen or so months, it is clear to see that it works. This is evidenced by the impressive economic indicators. Currently, Poland is the second EU country which has such good indicators in the first quarter of 2017 – stressed the Prime Minister. As she said, those good macroeconomic data made the Government happy and showed that this was a good direction, as the consistently implemented Responsible Development Plan worked in practice.

As the Prime Minister persuaded, the Government has further ambitious economic objectives, to be implemented. The 4% GDP increase in the first quarter of 2017, the unemployment rate which has been the lowest for 27 years or excellent results of state-owned companies, including Tauron, thanks to, inter alia, the altered way of state property management, is just the first step towards the further dynamic development. We want to improve the life of the Poles. We rule the country for the people and thanks to the people, not for the narrow interest groups. It is enough not to steal, to rule honestly and effectively, to take care of public finance, to wisely manage state property and to support young people – concluded the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister indicated that Poland had a good chance to be shown as an example of wise and safe management creating the climate for the economic development.

New power unit at the Jaworzno Power Plant – modern, eco-friendly investment project

The head of the Government visited again the construction site of a new power unit with the capacity of 910 MW at the Jaworzno III Power Plant. This is one of the largest investment projects in the Polish energy industry, carried out at the cost of about PLN 6 billion by the Tauron Group.

The unit will be ready in 2019. Every year, it will consume about 2-3 million tonnes of domestic coal. Its construction is of great importance for energy security of Poland. Annually, the unit will generate up to 6.5 TWh of electricity, which corresponds to the demand of 2.5 million households. The operation of the unit means a significant qualitative leap when compared to the old coal-based technologies – it will reduce CO2 emissions, will also decrease the energy generation costs. During the execution of the contract, several thousand people will be employed. The unit will also provide, for several decades, several thousand jobs in the nearby coal mines supplying the fuel.

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