National Railway Programme implemented at a good pace

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10,000 employees and more than 3,000 machines are involved in the National Railway Programme on a daily basis. PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. maintains a good investment rate despite the pandemic. 85% of the National Programme worth PLN 76 billion are already completed and at an advanced stage of implementation. Thanks to the investments, the railway is becoming more accessible, safer and more competitive.

The epidemic did not reduce the pace of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. railway investments. The contractors did not interrupt the works and are executing socially important contracts for scheduled train traffic.

– Investments from the National Railway Programme are being implemented at a good pace, which increase the availability and capacity of railways both in the regions and on international routes. Along with the new perspective, further tenders, which are already being prepared by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., will be ready. – said Andrzej Bittel, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure.

About 80% of the investments are being realized according to the assumed schedule. Every day works worth over PLN 40 million are carried out on the railway network. In 2020. PLK plans to spend several billion zlotys in 2020.

– We are not slowing down and we are continuing the implementation of the National Railway Programme. Currently, we are carrying out works on construction sites with a total value of over PLN 51 billion. We have completed works worth about PLN 14 billion. This means that 85% of KPK are completed and at an advanced stage of implementation. PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. is preparing for a new perspective. In 2021, the company will be ready to announce 26 construction tenders for about PLN 36 billion,” said Ireneusz Merchel, President of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.

The value and pace of investments of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. has increased.

In the current perspective, PLK is implementing four times more investments than in the previous one. Execution of expenses until June of the seventh year of the perspective for KPK amounts to PLN 30.6 billion, which constitutes 40.6% of KPK expenses. At the same time as in the previous year’s perspective, the value of executed expenses amounted to – PLN 7.6 billion and accounted for 19.9% of the amount of expenses included in the 2011 MIPDT.

More favourable conditions for contractors

Maintaining the continuity of investment execution, announcing new tenders and signing contracts allows to maintain stability on the construction market. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. has worked out solutions together with contractors to improve and facilitate the investment process.

PLK has included in the tender materials reduced to 5% of the amount of required performance bond for contracts for, among others, works and services. Lowering the maximum value of the security level to 5% means a significant reduction of financial burdens for all market participants. For contractors it means the possibility to compete for additional contracts, and for PLK it means more competitive offers.

There will be no peaks but stable execution of subsequent investments.

The implementation of the NCP goes hand in hand with thinking about the next perspective. In 2021, PLK will be ready to announce tenders for construction works for 26 investment projects for about PLN 36 billion. Moreover, in 2022 another 6 technical documentation for projects worth about PLN 11 billion will be ready. There are 33 pre-project documentation in progress for projects from the new perspective, with a value of about PLN 93 billion.

Source: PKP PLK

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