Lasek on the future of CPK. “There is no discussion…”

Lasek on the future of CPK.  "There is no discussion..."

If we wanted to close the CPK project, we would have to do it as soon as possible – said Maciej Lasek, government plenipotentiary for CPK, on ​​TVN24. For now, the project is undergoing an audit, the results of which are expected to be known later this half-year.

Maciej Lasek, the government plenipotentiary for CPK, was a guest of TVN24 on Saturday. Lasek emphasized that the CPK project is subject to an audit. – There is no discussion today whether we are closing or not closing the CPK. If we wanted to close the CPK project, we would have to do it as soon as possible. The audit is being conducted in order to, as we clearly said in the Prime Minister’s campaign and exposé, to put this project on its feet, i.e. to rationalize it – said the government representative for CPK.

Lasek about the CPK audit

Lasek talked about the competition to conduct an audit of the CPK project. – A procedure has been launched, a competition is to be held, it is to be transparent (…). A large company will perform a large audit and we are waiting for offers – said the TVN24 guest.

The audit contractor is to be announced in March, and the results of the work are to be known in the first half of this year. – The earlier elements that are already being carried out are the end of the first quarter – Lasek said.

– Our predecessors wasted a lot of time here. We wouldn’t need an audit if it weren’t for the fact that we enter the company, we ask the engineers whether the schedules are realistic, and they say: “we’re very sorry, but we said they were unrealistic”. We don’t know how much it will cost, that’s why we need it. there will be an audit – added.

Last week, at the request of the previous government plenipotentiary for CPK, Marcin Horała, a debate on the investment was held in the Sejm. Lasek emphasized that the current project implementation schedule, which assumes opening in 2028, is unrealistic. He accused his predecessor of being “off by 7-8 years” in the investment schedule.

According to the current government plenipotentiary for the CPK, the previous team showed that “it is not possible to carry out any, even simple, infrastructure investment at normal costs.” Lasek mentioned the excavation of the Vistula Spit was supposed to cost PLN 800 million, “and it cost twice as much and was still functional There isn’t”. – It will probably cost PLN 2.5 billion. It was not possible to estimate the costs in such a simple investment? – wondered the TVN24 guest.

CPK is a planned transfer hub between Warsaw and Łódź, which is to integrate air, rail and road transport. As part of this project, 37 km west of Warsaw, in an area of ​​approx. 3 thousand hectares, an airport is to be built. The CPK will also include railway investments: a junction at the airport and connections throughout the country, which will enable travel between Warsaw and the largest Polish cities in no longer than 2.5 hours. CPK is 100 percent owned by the State Treasury.

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