Slawomikr Nowak, the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy, declared that a trip from Wroclaw to Warsaw in 2014 will take 3,5 hours. This means that a journey from the capital to Czestochowa will take 2 hours, which is more than one hour faster than it is today. The trip duration from Gdynia to Warsaw will also be reduced. About 1 billion PLN will be spent for renovation and revitalization of train stations.
In case of Czestochowa, while the A1 highway is still in plans, the railway plans are already being realized. The Central railway track, which is being reconstructed in order to increase the see from 160 kph to 200 kph, will be used by the trains from Warsaw to Lower Silesia. The following track to be renovated, will be Konieclpol line, which connects Czestochowa Stradom and Opole, whereas, construction works on the track connecting Częstochowa, Lubliniec and Fosowskie has already been put out to tender. Modernization works on the track that connects Koniecpol and Turow have already started and passengers have to temporarily use buses, which are provisionally used instead of some the trains, which are out of service. Delays are expected due to the works. Not less important is the renovation of the railway track linking Warsaw and Gdynia. Since 2009, this track has been being adjusted to fit it for Pendolino trains. Currently, a journey on this track takes above 6 hours. Ultimately, a trip to the sea will take 3,,5 hours.
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The renovation of the railway tracks is just an element of a full scope of activities planned. As Slawimir Nowak reports, 26,4 billions PLN will be spent on rail facilities in 2013-2015. About 1,33 thousands kilometers of railroads is expected to be renovated each year. At the same time, the department of transport and infrastructure is going to spend 3,5 billions of PLN on new rail facilities. The following activities are planned among the others: buying of 20 Pendolino trains, updating of 298 passenger carriages. 20 new electric locomotives will also be purchased. About 1 billion PLN will be allocated for revitalization of train stations.
In the meantime, PKP (Polish acronym for Polish State Railways) is losing its passengers. Since the first seven months 17,936 have used PKP Intercity services, which is 100 thousands less, than it was during the same period of time in 2011. However, Janusz Milanowski, the CEO of the company, noted that the company expanded its share in the market.
Comparing each month of this year with the same months of the previous year, PKP Intercity had more passengers in January, March, April and less passengers in February, June and July.
Randstad presented the 25th quarterly report entitled “Employers’ plans”. This is a useful compass for employees. This time the plans of employment are the most optimistic since 6 years”, commented PAIiIZ president Sławomir Majman during the conference held on 9 March.
The first part of 2015 is expected to be very optimistic regarding the employment market. The percentage of employers willing to create new jobs (30%) is the highest since six years – in went up by 4% q/q. Also the number of companies planning to increase salaries in growing. Moreover, despite the lack of enthusiasm among entrepreneurs regarding the economic condition of Poland, there is a rising trend in defining the situation of their companies as good or very good.
This is the following day since the middle of the last year when the indexes reached their maximum. The WIG20 ended up with 0,5 percent up and reached 2550 points.
Shares of PZU were of big interest and became 1,59 percent more expensive and cost up to 427 per share in the end of the day.
This is the highest rate in company’s history. Those investors who possess shares of the biggest Polish insurance company gained 46 percent since the beginning of the year.
What causes the growth? PZU had good financial results this year. During the third quarter the net profit grew up to 1,12 billions of PLN, mainly thanks to growing share prices at Warsaw exchange Stock and good valuation of the bonds.
The development of IT industry in the capital of Lower Silesia is remarkable and noteworthy; more and more companies announce new vacancies for work in their branches based in Wroclaw. One of the last examples is Sii, which is going to double the number of workers in their branch office located in our city. Those who are employed at branch office of Sii based in Wroclaw, work for clients from diverse industries including automotive industry, as well as banking and insurance sectors. They work at IT helpdesks, support customers using over 300 applications, administrate business support systems, develop software etc. Wroclaw's office was the third in Poland after Warsaw and Gdansk – now it is one six in the whole country.czytaj więcej
Concern NExteeer Automative, which biggest factory plants are in Poland, will invest about 12 millions of USD in new testing infrastructure, which should help to invent and develop smoother and more quite electric steering systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. The investments in technology have to give hybrid and electric models of vehicles, produced by international companies, improvement in driving comfort. Automobiles produced today are known to have less noise inside the vehicle. Not only noise reduction of the engine compartment or car interior influence on the noiseless, but also the usage of hybrid and electric propulsion system, as well as start-stop systems for instance. As Nexteer Automotive engineers note, reduction of noise decibels made by the engine led onto noise reduction of other components, as well as steering systems.czytaj więcej
Currently, Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PIFIA) is in charge of 152 investment projects. Total value of planned investments may reach nearly 3 mln euro, whereas the amount of 32 000 new vacancies can be made.
The Agency is in charge of 38 projects originating from the United States, 29 German projects as well as 10 projects from Great Britain. Among the others, there are investors from France and Japan (9 projects from each country), as well as China, India, Switzerland and South Korea (6 projects from each country).