Duda, who is running for a second term in office in a June 28 presidential election, added that large investment projects were important and should reflect Poland’s “size, location and how great a nation we are."
"That is why the idea of building [the airport] sprung up, which will not only be a transfer hub… but also a huge stimulus for the development for the Polish economy, which will fit into the great Three Seas plan,” Duda said.
The new facility, called the Solidarity Transport Hub Poland, is to be built between the Polish capital, Warsaw, and the central city of Łódź, and aims to integrate air, rail and road transport. The airport is scheduled to be constructed by the end of 2027.
British experts will help design the facility under a memorandum of understanding signed by officials from Britain and Poland last month.
The Polish-led Three Seas Initiative aims to boost infrastructure, energy and economic cooperation among 12 countries between the Black, Baltic and Adriatic Seas.