Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that this year the program for supporting the areas of former state-owned farms (PGR), i.e. for former state-owned municipalities, will be continued, in the amount of PLN 1 billion. He added that next year the amount of aid is to amount to at least PLN 1.5 billion.
The prime minister announced the continuation of the program for former state-owned municipalities during the next edition of the nationwide holiday “Grateful to the Polish countryside” in Bobolice in the province. West Pomeranian Voivodeship. – From this place here, in the municipality of Bobolice, I would also like to tell you about the great development of our program. The program for former state-owned farms – those villages that have been completely pushed to the margins – said the head of the government.
Support program for communes in the areas of former state-owned farms
– We will continue this program this year in the amount of PLN 1 billion allocated to the Polish state-owned village, and in the next year at least PLN 1.5 billion – emphasized Morawiecki. As he added, this is 10 times more than the initial value of the first edition of the program – PLN 250 million.
The fund of the first edition was increased to PLN 340 million. As part of it, 594 investments in the areas where the State Farms operated.
Feast of “Grateful to the Polish countryside”
The prime minister said to the assembled farmers that “we did not get the land, we got it on lease.” – This simple truth that guides our work is reminded of me during this year’s harvest festival celebrations, because we have to think in this way about this great gift, which is the Polish land, about this great gift, which is our entire homeland – he added.
He noted that “the Polish countryside knows this truth perfectly”. – Our entire civilization is based on the Christian tradition, on the Christian faith. And a Polish village, a Polish farmer in the most difficult times and in today’s times, which are also very difficult in their own way, reminds us of this truth all the time, pointed out the head of the government.
– Often, when we think about our history and history, we are reminded of great battles, great leaders and politicians. But if we only based our history on them, Poland would not exist today, because there were times when others destroyed Poland, when Poland ceased to exist on the map, the Polish state ceased to exist – said Morawiecki.
The Prime Minister pointed out that “then we could survive as a nation thanks to the Polish countryside, thanks to the preservation of Polish values, Polish traditions, and faith in the rebirth of the Polish state in the Polish nation, with the Polish farmer”.
– We are also grateful for that, because we would not be here today without these battlefields, fields of glory, but we would also not be here today without the Polish farmer, the Polish faith that has been preserved in the Polish countryside – emphasized Morawiecki.
Main photo source: PAP / Marcin Bielecki