Mostostal Warszawa at the Eastern Economic Congress
In September all roads lead to Bialystok where will be held the fourth Eastern Economic Congress (EEC). Each year wide range of topics attracts more and more people interested in the development of Eastern Poland. At the invitation of the organisers Sławomir Barczak, Director of Infrastructure Division at Mostostal Warszawa will take part in the debate about road infrastructure in the eastern region of the country.
Ideas for East
Eastern Economic Congress covers a wide range of topics concerning the eastern part of our country. It has become a part of the public debate over the significance of this macro-region. For this reason, it attracts various guests. For the fourth time, the Eastern Economic Congress in Bialystok will gather local government leaders, politicians, investors, financiers, scientists, businessmen and leaders of the industry. Prime Minister Beata Szydło will also give an appearance during the congress. That also highlights the prestige and importance of this event.
A two-day meeting in Bialystok is a great opportunity to discuss recent activities in the so-called Poland B, but also to talk about upcoming investment projects and shaping the economic cooperation in the Eastern Poland. The congress is accompanied by the Polish-Lithuanian and Polish-Belarusian economic meetings and initiatives promoting entrepreneurship.
Quo vadis, Via Carpatia?
During the Eastern Economic Congress, cannot be left out of the discussion the route Via Carpatia. Policymakers and major representatives of road infrastructure in Poland invited to the debate considered e.g. importance of this route in the context of the region, country and the European Union. Among the speakers will be also Sławomir Barczak, Director of Infrastructure Division Mostostal Warszawa.
In the discussion will participate among others: Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction Andrzej Adamczyk, Krzysztof Kondraciuk (General Director of GDDKiA), Lesław Kornak (Road and Public Transport Department in Marshal Office of Subcarpathian Voivodeship) and Jerzy Leszczyński (Marshal of Podlaskie Voivodeship)
Via Carpatia will link Baltic See with Aegean See. The route is important for the development of eastern Europe. It will link northern and southern part of the continent. It will be almost 600 km long. In Poland, the route will follow express road S19 (except section between Kuźnica Białostocka - Bialystok). Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction assumes that Polish section of the route will be fully completed in 2025.
– We want to actively participate in the road construction market, and Eastern Poland plays a big role in those plans. It’s difficult to remain indifferent towards such major projects. At this point, nine tenders for the construction of sections of S19 between Lublin and Rzeszów are in progress. We participate in the selected number of procedures. It is our great hope that tenders for sections between Lublin and Bialystok will be announced as soon as possible. Nevertheless, it probably takes place in 2018, or even in 2019. So far, Eastern Poland has been neglected in regard to road infrastructure. Government policy towards Via Carpatia changes the circumstances significantly – said Sławomir Barczak, Director of Infrastructure Division at Mostostal Warszawa.
Let us remind that not so long ago Mostostal Warszawa has concluded new infrastructural contracts in the eastern region of the country. The company is general contractor of two bypass roads of Strzyżów and Stalowa Wola and Nisko. Both projects take place in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship and are performed as design and build contracts. Further, Mostostal Kielce is a strong competitor in the eastern Poland. It is Mostostal Warszawa’s subsidiary that produces and assembles steel structures, executes reinforce concrete work for the Company and others.