Polish gov’t approves multibillion plan for more accessible infrastructure
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s government has approved a multibillion programme to redesign public infrastructure and make it more accessible to senior citizens and people with mobility problems.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki briefs reporters on details of the Polish government's Accessibility Plus programme at a news conference in Warsaw on Tuesday. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak
Under the programme, dubbed Accessibility Plus, some PLN 23 billion (EUR 5.4 bn, USD 6.2 bn) will be spent by the end of 2025 to improve the living conditions of elderly Poles and citizens with various kinds of mobility impairments, the country’s prime minister said on Tuesday.
Plans include the modernisation of several hundred train stations and the removal of architectural barriers in public buildings across the country, Mateusz Morawiecki said.
"Accessibility is the opposite of exclusion and brings the idea of social solidarity to public space," Morawiecki told reporters.
The Accessibility Plus programme is part of a slew of measures that Morawiecki announced in April as Poland’s ruling conservatives met in Warsaw to sum up their first two years in power and outline their priorities for the years ahead.