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Polish gov't names site amid plans for strategic canal to Baltic Sea

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Grzegorz Siwicki 20.10.2017 09:30
Poland’s maritime ministry has selected a site where officials say a strategic canal will be built between the Vistula Lagoon and Gdańsk Bay in the Baltic Sea.
Photo: PAP/Adam WarżawaPhoto: PAP/Adam Warżawa

Five metres deep, the around 1 km canal is to be built by digging through the Vistula Spit, which separates the bay from the lagoon on Polish territory.

Marek Gróbarczyk, the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, on Thursday named the village of Nowy Świat as the best location where to cut across the Vistula Spit.

The aim is to allow deep-draught vessels to enter Poland’s Elbląg sea port without passing through the Strait of Baltiysk, situated in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave.

Work on the project, which will cost Poland PLN 880 million (EUR 208m, USD 246m), is to start next year and be completed by 2022. (gs/pk)

Source: IAR, PAP

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