Years of reductions in waterways investments have created backlogs so severe that it has now become necessary to set priorities, create long-term investment plans and procure funds for the financing of these works.
The International Waterway E70 (Rotterdam – Berlin – Kostrzyn – Bydgoszcz – the Vistula Lagoon – Kaliningrad) links Western Europe, via the Berlin Waterway Junction and the northern region of Poland, with Kaliningrad, and further on, with the waterway system of the Neman River.
Programme Vision Statement: “Sustainable development of the regions along the planned Polish section of the International Waterway E70 (Oder – Warta – Noteć – Bydgoszcz Canal – Brda – Vistula – Nogat – Jagielloński Canal – Vistula Lagoon) through the development of various forms of inland shipping and other forms of economic activity related to the accessibility to inland waterways.”
Priority 1: “Adaptation of the planned Polish section of the International Waterway E70 (Oder – Warta – Noteć – Bydgoszcz Canal – Brda – Vistula – Nogat – Jagielloński Canal – Vistula Lagoon) to meet the technical requirements of class II waterways at the minimum, ensuring safe, day and night navigation for at least 240 days a year.
In September 2007, on the initiative of the Marshals of voivodeships ( Lubuskie, Wielkopolskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Pomorskie and Warmińsko-Mazurskie), the Cross-Regional Working Team was appointed for the Polish section of the IWW E70.
The exhibition to promote the Polish section of the International Waterway was organised for the purpose of making the decision-makers and citizens aware of the opportunities for revitalising inland water transport on the waters being part of the IWW E70.
Organizers: the signatories of agreements on revitalisation of the International Waterway E70 – the Pomorskie, Lubuskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Wielkopolskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeships.