Prime Minister: What we need today are measures to stimulate the economy

"The Local Government Roads Fund is a vital element in fighting the effects of the epidemic. By building roads, we create new jobs," said the head of the government at a joint conference with the Minister of Infrastructure. 

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

The government is to allocate about PLN 3 billion to the Local Government Roads Fund this year. There are plans to build, rebuild or renovate approximately 3.4 thousand km of roads, including about 1.7 thousand district roads and around 1.7 thousand commune roads.

As the Prime Minister emphasised, the Local Government Roads Fund is a large-scale modernisation programme, which will serve economic activation. "We want to allocate additional funds for local government roads and provide a development impulse for local governments as well as for small and medium-sized companies," the head of the government said.

The Prime Minister indicated that the government would increase the allocation of budgetary funds to economic life.  "We want to give hope to Polish entrepreneurs and thus save millions of jobs," Mateusz Morawiecki said.

According to the Prime Minister, 800,000 applications for support have already been submitted within the government's Anti-Crisis Shield. "Currently, hundreds of millions of zlotys are being committed to direct support for micro-businesses, and through the reliefs in the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) we may state that these are billions of zlotys," the head of the government noted.

The Minister of Infrastructure, Andrzej Adamczyk, explained that in the next 9 years, PLN 36 billion will be allocated to the Local Government Roads Fund. "These are thousands of kilometres of safe commune and district roads, which are most often used by Poles to travel," the Minister said. He also emphasised that the National Roads Construction Programme will not be suspended. 

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