Meeting on the Swiss-Polish Co-operation Programme
On 9th of September 2009 in the principal office of Warsaw Commuter Rail Ltd in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, a meeting was held to discuss specific issues related to the Project Proposal submitted by the Company for co-financing with funds of the Swiss-Polish Co-operation Programme (SPCP).
The Project Outline titled “Development of the public transport in Warsaw metropolitan area through improvement of the Warsaw Commuter Rail efficiency, reliability and safety” submitted on 20th of March 2009 was the subject matter of the discussion.
The Project Outline successfully passed the formal and second merit assessment carried out by the Implementing Authority for European Programmes (the Intermediate Body for implementation of this Programme in Poland) and then – as the one among the four projects – it was put on the list of the projects recommended by the National Co-ordination Unit (the Ministry for Regional Development) for the Swiss Party. Upon commencement of the project proposal evaluation the Swiss Party pays working visits to the concerned co-financing applicants.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Swiss-Polish Co-operation Programme Office (by the Swiss Embassy), Mr Heinz Kaufmann, theOffice Director, and Mr Krzysztof Kaczmarek, theNational Programme Officer and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) – Mr David Kramer, theProgramme Manager. The status of observers was accepted by the representatives of the Implementing Authority for European Programmes and the National Co-ordination Unit from the Ministry for Regional Development. The Warsaw Commuter Rail in its capacity of the co-financing Applicant gained significant support in the discussion thanks to the persons representing the stakeholders of the Company: Mazowieckie Voivodeship Government (Mr Teodor Sikora, the Chairman of WCR Ltd Supervisory Board and Mr Tomasz Rosłonek, the Deputy Director of the Department of Real Estate and Infrastructure of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Marshal Office) and the Municipality of Grodzisk Mazowiecki (Mr Grzegorz Benedykciński, the Municipal Governor).
According to the preliminary forecast, the final decision on development of the so-called Final Project Proposals (the second stage of the selection and evaluation procedure), given the possibility to approve them for co-financed implementation, could be made before the end of this year.