The European Commission said on October 17 that €51 million from the European Regional Development Fund will help build a gas pipeline between the towns of Tworóg and Tworzeń, in the Śląskie region.

According to the Commission this pipeline is part of the North-South Gas Corridor, a project of common interest for Trans-European Energy Infrastructure.

Around €472 million of Cohesion Policy funds has been earmarked for different sections of the corridor during the 2014-2020 programming period.

“This gas pipeline supported by European funds is another brick in the wall of the European energy market. It will help provide Poland with more affordable, secure and sustainable energy,” Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu said.