Road tunnel to link two islands in north-western Poland

"Our dream is a strong coast that is not only a window to the world, but one which integrates Poland with the world and strengthens our development opportunities," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during the inauguration ceremony. Marcin Bielecki/PAP

Construction started on Friday of a EUR-199 million tunnel linking two of the islands on which the north-western city of Świnoujście lies.

EU funding will provide PLN 775 million (EUR 169 million) for the project, which is due to finished by Q4 2022.

"Our dream is a strong coast that is not only a window to the world, but one which integrates Poland with the world and strengthens our development opportunities," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during the inauguration ceremony.