Anna Koper
26 June 2024

Poland will go ahead with plans conceived by the previous government to build a huge air hub in the centre of the country, but with amendments, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

The Central Communication Port (CPK) airport project had posed a dilemma for Tusk's pro-European coalition government, which took office in December.

The nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government proposed the construction of a regional transport hub serving around 40 million passengers a year, with high-speed rail connections, aiming to boost Poland's economy and international prestige. PiS also said it could be used for military purposes.

But the project was criticised for its cost and scale, and for its location far from any major city.

[Read on: Poland's huge air hub plan to go ahead, says PM | Reuters]

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