Solidarity Transport Hub gets EU funds for low emission technology

Poland's Solidarity Transport Hub (STH) project will receive nearly EUR 500,00 in EU funding to finance low emission technology, Deputy Infrastructure Minister Marcin Horała, the government's commissioner for the STH undertaking, said on Tuesday.

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The money, to come from the EU's Framework Programme Research and Development Horizon 2020, is part of an EUR 12 mln EU grant to a consortium of airports in Rome and Copenhagen, and STH.

The earmarked money will allow for the financing of the installation of so-called "smart city" technology under an EU-sponsored Smart Airports programme designed to cut CO2 emissions in air terminals.

The Smart Airports programme is part of the EU's New Green Deal project and aims to aid EU air carriers in attaining climate goals.

The Central Transportation Port is an air, rail and road transport hub planned in central Poland. Among others, it is to include an airport with an annual passenger capacity of 45 million.