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Poland unveils program to restore historic monuments

23.11.2022 16:00
The Polish government has unveiled what it described as a major program to restore historic monuments across the country to their former glory.
Mateusz Morawiecki.
Mateusz Morawiecki.PAP/Leszek Szymański

During a visit to the Józef Piłsudski Museum in Sulejówek near Warsaw on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced details of the new “Polish Deal for Culture” monument restoration program.

“We are presenting another large and important program to rebuild the memory of Polish monuments … They are often the pride of local communities, and can often be a tourist attraction," Morawiecki said.

He added that a significant number of monuments were "falling into disrepair."

Morawiecki told reporters that "there could be more than 10,000 investments in monuments across Poland, investments in historic public buildings such as schools, nurseries, kindergartens, community centers, and fire stations."

The “Polish Deal for Culture” initiative also aims to "restore smaller, local monuments," Morawiecki said.

“One can fill out the Polish Deal for Culture application," he stated. "The investment will be financed from the state budget up to 98 percent."

He told reporters: “It is the essence of what we believe in and what we do - connecting and respecting tradition, culture, and history. But also investing in the present, in jobs, and looking to the future."


Source: PAP