Małgorzata Golińska made the announcement at a briefing in the northwestern city of Szczecin on Thursday, Polish state news agency PAP reported.
Golińska told reporters: “Our decision to release a sum of PLN 14 million (EUR 2.9 million) stems from a sense of responsibility not only for what happened on the Oder, but also for what will take place next.”
Revitalising the Oder
Financed by Poland's regional environmental-protection authorities from the Oder area, the programme is titled "Reconstructon of the ecosystem and biological diversity of the river Oder," reporters were told.
The deputy climate and environment minister said that the funding would be used “to restore life in the Oder and rebuild its depleted fish stocks.”
She added that the money would be targeted at companies with contracts for building the Oder’s fish stocks and at universities conducting scientific research on the river.
Meanwhile, a team of experts led by Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa is set to publish its report into the situation on the Oder following the mass fish kill “at the end of September,” Golińska also announced.
Source: PAP, gospodarkamorska.pl