Within a few weeks, the agri-food terminal should start operating, which will allow the export of larger quantities of grain – said Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture Henryk Kowalczyk. He said that together with the Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk, they asked the European Commission to provide Poland with technical assistance in the transport of grain from Ukraine.
At the Wednesday conference, Kowalczyk reminded that the government on Tuesday adopted a resolution on the terminal of agri-food products in Gdańsk. – It is a decision on the demand for the lease of the port quay in Gdańsk (…), which allows the port management to lease the quay without a tender for the National Food Group in order to increase export opportunities – said Kowalczyk.
He added that the new wharf would increase grain export opportunities by half. He added that the terminal should start operating within a few weeks, when the appropriate warehouse with a capacity of 100,000 tons was adapted.
Kowalczyk: We asked the European Commission for help in transporting grain from Ukraine
The head of the Ministry of Agriculture announced that together with the minister of infrastructure Andrzej Adamczykasked the European Commission to provide Poland with technical assistance in the transport of grain from Ukraine. – We need containers, trolleys, handling equipment at the border – he said. He added that without it it would be very difficult to meet Ukraine’s expectations, that is to transport about 4-5 million tons of grain.
He emphasized that communication routes are currently being prepared, and there will also be transshipment at the border from broad-gauge to narrow-gauge wagons.
– If we receive technical assistance, every quantity of grain will be transported through Poland efficiently – assured Kowalczyk. He added that if the ports in the Black Sea were unblocked, the food crisis would be resolved. – If not, then only international aid to Poland and Romania can lead to the efficient transport of grains. We do not have such possibilities – he said.
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