The government adopted the Responsible Development Strategy

The Council of Ministers adopted a resolution on the Responsible Development Strategy. The document specifies the goals to be achieved in the perspective by 2020 and 2030. It indicates the way in which they should be achieved and defines major projects.

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The Responsible Development Strategy and its pillars

The resolution has been adopted after lasting for several months work and preparations, coordination between departments, as well as public consultation. The work we have done was difficult, but also creative, informed Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński, moderator of the meeting of the Council of Ministers. Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Development and Finance, underlined that the Responsible Development Strategy is based on several pillars, with some of them already developed in a specific way.

The first pillar is reindustrialisation implemented inter alia by building an automotive cluster and attracting foreign investment. Deputy Prime Minister reminded that the previous authority for years was conducting privatisation and selling the family silver. We are attracting greenfield investment, capital and technologies. We do not sell our national property, but we facilitate a sustainable development which provides for promoting smaller centres, such as Ropczyce or Jawor, he underlined.

The other pillars cover inter alia: the Constitution for Business, the package of 100 changes for enterprises, development of innovative enterprises, as well as increasing the allowance for investment and implementation of solutions such as depreciation for investments on fixed assets for small and medium-sized enterprises. Another very important aspect of our Strategy are investments we are already encouraging and which will increase to over PLN 1 billion in the coming years, underlined the Minister of Development and Finance.

The priority pillars cover also sustainable development based on solidarity. Deputy Prime Minister stressed how significant 500+ Programme is and reminded that last year the Law and Justice Party spend PLN 40 billion more on social programmes than the previous authority, and this year it will spend PLN 50 billion more.

Many undertakings sought under the Responsible Development Strategy have already materialised, investments have been initiated, indicators are improving, said Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Over PLN 2 billion for pro-development expenditures by 2020

Jerzy Kwieciński, Deputy Minister of Development, underlined that by 2020 PLN 1.5 billion from public resources will be spent on pro-development expenditures, with the rest of resources coming from the private sector. In total, over PLN 2 billion. He added that the most important premise of the Strategy is that it brings benefits to all the Poles. Under the Strategy, approximately 185 strategic and flagship projects are to be undertaken. There are 72 indicators used to monitor the Strategy’s implementation, and in total 705 actions are currently under way in different institutions. What is more, the document is drafted in such a way that it enables both its implementation and an efficient monitoring of the whole process, summarised Deputy Minister Jerzy Kwieciński. In his opinion, the Responsible Development Strategy will be published most probably in two days.

Economic growth in Q4 – 2.7%

During the press conference, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki informed that in Q4 of 2016 Poland’s economic growth was 2.7%. The upward trend is increasing very fat – both when it comes to the economic growth and to investments, he underlined. He added that he is extremely pleased that Poland’s economic growth is heading for this exact direction.

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