CPK location request returned for completion. “The company has 60 days to do this”

The government’s plenipotentiary for the CPK, Maciej Lasek, informed that the Mazovia Voivode had requested the completion of the application for a location decision regarding the Central Communications Port.

Lasek, who asked on TVN24 if the master plan and terminal design were ready, replied that “the investment has its own master plan and environmental decision, but there is no ready-made terminal design that is in progress.”

– The procedure regarding the location request has not started. As far as I know, the application has been returned to the Mazovia for completion. The company has 60 days to do so, he added. He noted that “if there is a decision to build the CPK, there will be a building permit this year.”

Lasek on the future of CPK: There is no discussion whether we close it or not

– There is no discussion today whether or not we close the CPK. If we want to close the CPK project, we must do it as quickly as possible. The audit is being carried out in order, as we clearly said in the Prime Minister’s campaign and exposé, to get this project on track, that is to say to rationalize it, he argued.

When asked whether if there is no construction of the CPK, rail projects should be implemented that will “package” the airport, Lasek stated that “the projects that are necessary from the point of view of rail traffic should be implemented.” According to him, “the order is also important.”

– Today no one doubts the construction of new high-speed lines along the so-called Y, that is, Warsaw-Łódź-Wrocław, but almost no one says which of these sections would lead to the greatest shortening of the journey – he said. According to him, “the biggest gains would be on the Wrocław-Łódź route.”

Lasek emphasized that the CPK company is talking about coordinating key railway investments with PKP and PLK. He admitted that if the CPK exists, there is no point in maintaining Warsaw’s Chopin Airport. He noted that “today we must somehow invest in Chopin Airport and Modlin Port.”

CPK is not just an airport

The Central Communication Port is a transfer hub between Warsaw and Łódź that will integrate air, rail and road transport. As part of this project, a new airport will be built 37 km west of Warsaw, in an area of ​​approximately 3,000 inhabitants hectares, which in the first phase will be able to serve 40 million passengers per year.

The CPK also includes railway investments: a junction in the immediate vicinity of the airport and connections throughout the country, allowing travel between Warsaw and the largest Polish cities in no longer than 2.5 hours.

CPK is 100 percent owned by the Ministry of Finance. It is considered a strategic company from the point of view of the country’s interests.

Source: Do Rzeczy