President Duda highlights Central Communication Port as Poland’s future

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By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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A new, built-from-scratch airport to the south of Warsaw will be one of the largest airports in the world, a “fact that does not sit well with some,” Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has claimed.

Speaking at a press conference in Warsaw, the president drew parallels between the proposed Central Communication Port (CPK) and the port of Gdynia, constructed in the Second Polish Republic.

The Polish head of state called CPK’s construction one of the largest challenges of the 21st century for the Polish government. He underlined the necessity of investing in Polish infrastructure while lamenting the many critics who seek to derail the project.

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda noted that the upcoming CPK airport would be one of the largest in Europe and the world, a “fact that does not sit well with some.”

“Do we need CPK? Yes. Is it a worthwhile investment? Yes. Is it worth the substantial funds? Yes. Will there be attempts to block it? Yes. Do we need to be vigilant against potential fraud, manipulation, even acts of sabotage and betrayal? Yes,” Duda said.

The Polish president remarked that there are voices against such a large airport in Poland when other locations exist elsewhere and alluded to a statement by the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, who claimed that building CPK was pointless because “after all, we have an airport in Berlin.”

Duda lamented this sentiment as reflective of certain societal mentalities and the immense influence of major economic and strategic games between nations in Europe.

“When we build this airport and its infrastructure, even if it’s damaged 10 times over, it will be repaired and continue,” Duda said.

The Central Communication Port is a planned transportation hub situated between Warsaw and Łódź, aiming to integrate air, rail, and road transport. Located 37 kilometers west of Warsaw and spanning approximately 3,000 hectares, the airport is set to handle up to 40 million passengers annually in its initial phase.

The first flights from CPK are scheduled to take off in 2028.

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