Prime Minister in Podlasie: I encourage public investment

The head of the government presented Podlasie local government officials with symbolic cheques with co-financing from the Local Government Investment Fund. It is a special fund, initiated by President Andrzej Duda, worth about PLN 6 billion. The government supports local governments in carrying out investments for the benefit of their residents. The funds can be used for local needs, e.g. for repairs, road construction and educational infrastructure financing.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

We need new investments in order to quickly recover from the crisis caused by the pandemic, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stressed during one of the meetings in Podlaskie Voivodeship. "I am glad that the most important international institutions confirm that our model of recovering from the crisis is right he added.

State budget funds for local investments

The maximum grant for one local government under the Fund amounts to over PLN 93 million. The money will be granted to gminas and poviats in the form of bank transfers, at their request - without unnecessary bureaucracy.

As part of his visit to Podlaskie Voivodeship, the Prime Minister visited Bielsk Podlaski, Hajnówka, Wysokie Mazowieckie, Zambrów, Białystok, Supraśl, Sokółka, Mońki, Grajewo, Augustów, Sejny and Suwałki. Local governments received symbolic cheques with support from the Local Government Investment Fund for the total amount of over PLN 185 million.

Not only support for local governments

The government recognises the need for public investment, which will contribute to the economic growth of the country. This money is to serve entrepreneurs, support investments through government funds. These are the means by which the government helps local governments, facilitates and supports the implementation of various projects the head of the government said.

Jagiellonia Białystok Football Academy

The Prime Minister also visited the training centre of Jagiellonia Białystok. As he emphasised, modern training centres are a great hope for the future of Polish football, which are developed, among others, thanks to government co-financing. Such projects are supposed to encourage young football players to build their careers there rather than go abroad the head of the government said.

In 2018, Jagiellonia Białystok SSA received funds from the Fund of Development of Physical Culture in the amount of PLN 6.6 million for the establishment of football training fields with auxiliary facilities.

Jagiellonia Białystok Football Academy (previously Białostocka Szkoła Piłkarska Jagiellonia) also benefits from the support under the Government "CLUB" Programme. In 2016, it received funding in the amount of PLN 10 thousand. The same funds were granted in 2020.

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