The agreement concluded between the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation Marek Górbarczyk and Deputy Minister Marcin Horała, the Government Plenipotentiary for the Solidarity Transport Hub, will provide an opportunity to plan, prepare and implement joint investment projects, including the so-called Red Road project.
As Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki emphasised, it is a very important element of the port infrastructure. "Dynamic development has continued in recent years. As a result of tax revenues and investments, an economic flywheel can move faster and faster," he continued.
STH Grid System
The Red Road will provide a direct connection between the Port of Gdynia and the Tri-City Ring Road, increasing its reloading capacity.
Other STH projects are also important for Tri-City ports, in particular the construction of a new railway line no. 5 (STH - Płock - Grudziądz - Gdańsk) and modernisation of existing railway lines no. 131, 201, 202 through Tri-City to Słupsk.
Benefits for the economy
It will be possible, among others, to get from Gdynia to Warsaw in 2 hours 25 min. and to STH in 2 hours 10 min. Moreover, passenger and freight transport will be separated and the capacity for freight transport will increase.
Another project related to the construction of STH
The preparatory work for the construction of the Red Road will be financed from the STH Multiannual Programme 2020-2023.
The estimated total cost of the construction exceeds PLN 1.5 billion, and its implementation by the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways is planned for the years 2020-2028.
The Port of Gdynia
The Port of Gdynia is an important link of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and is located at the entrance of the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor.
The strategic investment of the Port of Gdynia is the construction of the External Port. This is a new stage of development of this terminal. The new facility is expected to generate annual inflows to the state budget of approx. PLN 4 billion. It is a few hundred new jobs in the Port and about 4 thousand in its business environment. The project amounts to PLN 3.3 billion and its completion is planned for 2028.
According to the Prime Minister, the Red Way is a very important symbolic route, thanks to which container carriers and ships will be able to distribute goods all over the world more effectively.
Investment in times of recovering from the crisis
Large infrastructural investments carried out by the Solidarity Transport Hub and the Port of Gdynia Authority SA contribute to the increase in international trade, fuel Poland's economic growth and are a recipe for the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.