Prime Minister: We’re shifting into higher gear in the construction of modern industry

The Prime Minister visited the Bzie-Dębina coal mine and the Radlin coking plant owned by Polish mining company Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa. The construction of a modern coking coal mine is part of the Responsible Development Strategy and will allow Poland to produce top quality raw material for the European steel industry. The investment will also contribute to the sustainable economic growth of Silesia.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

We can’t have a modern economy without steel, the Prime Minister said. He also said that If we want to promote renewable energy and boost the development of the automotive industry, we need to have very good quality steel.
Mateusz Morawiecki recalled that the EU had defined coking coal as a strategic resource and that Poland builds on this potential. He also mentioned in his speech that JSW is the biggest producer of coking coal in the EU, and that local deposits of the resource will build the capacity of the Polish industry.
The Prime Minister also visited the Radlin coking plant, where a modern CHP plant is being built, which is to provide electricity for the plant and the city. In his presence, a cooperation agreement was signed for the supply of heat to the people of Radlin.
New installations will contribute to reducing emissions of, e.g., greenhouse gases. This will increase energy efficiency and reduce negative environmental impacts, which is part of the Clean Air Programme. I am convinced that this investment will serve not only the residents of Silesia, but also the whole of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki concluded.

During his visit to Silesia, the Prime Minister also laid flowers and lit candles at the monuments commemorating the Polish Army soldiers, Silesian insurgents and scouts who died in September 1939.

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