Poland's plan to counteract drought effects to be ready in 2020

2019-08-05, 12:24 update: 2019-08-06, 17:00
Minister of maritime economy and inland waterway transport Marek Gróbarczyk Photo PAP/Marcin Obara
Minister of maritime economy and inland waterway transport Marek Gróbarczyk Photo PAP/Marcin Obara
The Polish Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways will complete work on a plan to counteract the effects of drought (PPSS) by the end of 2020, the ministry said on Monday.

The plans for water management and flood risk management will also be ready by that time, the ministry added.

The government plans soon to adopt a programme to increase water retention in Poland from the current 6.5 percent to 15 percent, Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways Marek Grobarczyk said at a Monday press conference. 

Its implementation is expected to cost PLN 14 billion and take over seven years. (PAP)

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