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Poland, UK sign MoU on new airport

Christian Fernsby |
The governments of Poland and Britain signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday on the construction of a new international airport 40 kilometers west of Warsaw.

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The agreement allows, among other things, Polish and British consultancy firms to form joint teams for developing infrastructure in and around the airport location.

The so-called Central Transportation Port (CPK) is a marquee project announced by the government in 2017 which is intended to take over the role of the main international airport in the country from Chopin International Airport in Warsaw. Its location near Poland's geographical center and the integration of road, rail and air would allow the airport to service an initial 45 million passengers per year, with future expansion allowing for 100 million passengers per year.

"This project shows the ambition, optimism and innovation that define today's Poland, and we would like for British expertise to play an enormous part in assisting to turn this world-class vision into reality," Polish press agency PAP quoted Graham Stuart, British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exports, as saying.

The first phase of construction is planned to be completed towards the end of 2027.

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