PM appoints new commissioner for Poland's top infrastructure project

PM appoints new commissioner for Poland's top infrastructure project Leszek Szymański/PAP

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday appointed Marcin Horala, a prominent MP with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, to take over as the government commissioner for the Central Transportation Port (CPK), a multi-billion air hub project.

The PM's Office broke the news on Twitter on Thursday morning.

The CPK is a greenfield project located in central Poland, between Warsaw and Lodz, and is designed to integrate air, rail and road transport.

Horala earlier told the private television channel Polsat News that the first flights from the super-airport are planned for 2027-28, but the facility will reach its full functionality two years later.

The new project means that Poland's largest airport, Warsaw Chopin Airport, is likely to be scaled down, but Horala said that "the full analysis will be available in June."

Horala said Chopin Airport is now nearly "completely clogged" and due to its urban location has no development prospects.

The new commissioner said the CPK is "a political project as it implements a crucial interest of the state." PM Morawiecki said earlier that the replacement was needed for the function to gain more "political power."

The previous commissioner, Mikolaj Wild, will likely become the president of a special-purpose company responsible for the CPK, according to Horala.