Construction of the Rail Baltica route to link Poland, the Baltic States and Finland is to be completed by 2026. A declaration to this effect was signed by the Polish infrastructure minister and the transport minister of Lithuania. The governments of both countries will also support local authorities in their efforts to improve roads in border regions.
Poland’s Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk and Lithuanian Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevic signed the declaration on Thursday in Vilnius.
Minister Adamczyk stated that, as part of Rail Baltica, Poland "has been implementing a rail project, which has been the biggest in history and which is worth PLN 3 billion (EUR 750 million)."
"There can be no dynamic economic development without good transport, without good road and rail links," the Polish official said.
On Wednesday, Mr Narkevic visited north-eastern Poland to inspect the Polish stretch of the Rail Baltica corridor.
On Thursday the ministers set the EU-funded route's completion for 2026. Mr Adamczyk said the project promised to be a strong development impulse for the region, especially regarding passenger and freight traffic.
Strategic projects of infrastructure have been discussed with the Minister of #Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk during the @LRsusisiekimas Minister‘s Jaroslav Narkevic visit in Warsaw. https://t.co/SzNdrBzo8r— Transport_LT (@LRsusisiekimas) November 14, 2019