Belarus, Poland agree on restoration of E-40 waterway on Dnieper-Wisla

Belarus, Poland agree on restoration of E-40 waterway on Dnieper-Wisla

Belarus and Poland have agreed on the restoration of the E-40 waterway in the area Dnieper-Wisla. On October 3, Minsk hosted a meeting of heads of the relevant departments of the two countries.

E-40 is a shipping route more than 2,000 kilometers long. It passes through Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and connects the Baltic and the Black Sea.

This way was created in the XIX century. Now it is going to be recovered. It is necessary to expand the narrow spaces so that modern river ships can pass through it. Outdated waterworks need changing.

Also, the heads of the ministries of the two countries today signed a memorandum of understanding.

Anatoly Sivak, Transport and Communications Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
Transit is a key driver of development today for the transport of Belarus, for Poland's transport system. Growth of transit over the 8 months of 2016 is 13%. Container transit is developing at the fastest pace. There has been a twofold increase in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period in 2015.

Andrzej Adamczyk, minister of infrastructure and construction of the Republic of Poland:
In the future we plan to sign agreements concerning the maintenance of road-bridge facilities on the Polish-Belarusian border, railway bridge structures, and to develop the infrastructure. I am pleased that cooperation in this area is very vigorous.