– Currently the largest government investment in Poland, i.e. the construction of the Central Communication Port (CPK), is delayed at the start. The Supreme Audit Office indicates that at this pace of work, the completion of the airport construction by the end of 2027 is at risk. In addition, it is still not known exactly how much the CPK will cost, or where the money for this project will come from – says Marian Banaś, president of the Supreme Audit Office, in the post-audit speech.
The Supreme Audit Office, which covered the years 2017-2020, showed that the delay investment had already been caught at the start, and “the CTH implementation schedule was general and indicated impossible deadlines for the implementation of individual tasks.”
For example, it was assumed that a special act would enter into force by the end of 2017, i.e. less than two months after the adoption of the STH Concept, and the development of the Multiannual Program was to take place within five months of the adoption of the STH Concept. However, this did not happen.
Although the work on the draft of the multi-annual program was initiated in the CPK sp. Z oo immediately after its creation (the company was established in November 2018), consultations and changes to the project, caused by numerous reservations of the Ministry of Finance and the Center for Strategic Analyzes, lasted until October 2020. (the document was adopted by the Council of Ministers on October 28, 2020).
As a result of the unreliable planning of the preparatory stage in the CTH Concept, individual tasks were completed with a delay – up to 2.5 years – in relation to the adopted assumptions – we read in the NIK report (the entire document from the inspection in the CPK is available at the bottom of this article).
See how the preparation for the construction of the CPK was assessed by the president of the Supreme Audit Office:
– In the opinion of the Supreme Audit Office, it is necessary to immediately conduct a thorough analysis of costs and benefits, both economic and social, to be brought by the construction of the largest airport in our country. Especially in a situation of a breakdown on the passenger flights market due to a pandemic – the president of the Chamber, Marian Banaś, commented on its results.