Poland has debts to the World Bank. 250 million euros for ‘clean air’

Finance Minister Andrzej Domański announced the signing of an agreement for a 250 million euro loan from the World Bank.

“We have signed an agreement with the World Bank for EUR 250 million to finance the Clean Air Programme. We also spoke with World Bank President Ajay Banga about the challenges facing the global economy and the growing inequality in the world,” says Domański. wrote on the X website.

The head of the Ministry of Finance took part in the spring meeting of the governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

“Clean Air” is the largest anti-smog program in Poland, launched by the United Right government. On this basis, owners of single-family homes can, for example, receive money to, among other things, replace non-ecological heat sources and improve the energy efficiency of the building. by isolating it.

The aim of the ‘Clean Air’ program is to replace 3 million heat sources by 2029, including the elimination of coal-fired boilers that do not meet any emission standards, i.e. the so-called Cinderellas. Since the start of the grant in 2018, 530,000 signatures have been obtained. contracts for the replacement of heating appliances.

New sources of financing

All applications in the program will be provided with stable and secure financing from April 22, the Ministry of Climate and Environment recently announced.

The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management has signed co-financing agreements with FEnIKS with all sixteen WFEPs. Financing from FEnIKS, in addition to funds from the KPO and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, provides financial security for the implementation of the program for many years. “The total resources available to citizens for the years 2024-2029 amount to PLN 6.4 billion. The financing guarantees support for 145,520 families in Poland. Emission reduction of 0.5 million tons of CO2 equivalent/year (target by 2030). The funds will allow the replacement of 111,260 heat sources and support the energy modernization of 97,010 buildings from April 22, 2024. – we read in the announcement.

Source: Do Rzeczy