The municipality of Puck obtains US$3.5m in EU funding for 200-berth marina project

The Polish municipality of Puck has obtained PLN 13m (US$3.4m) in EU funds, allowing its authorities to launch a PLN 40m (US$10.4m) project to build a new marina.

Located on the Baltic coast, the facility will have a berthing capacity for around 200 craft, according to information obtained by local news site Naszemiasto.pl.

The EU funds will cover an estimated 32.5% of the investment. The municipality will need to use its own budget and external funds to procure the remaining PLN 27m (US$7m).

Mayor of Puck Hanna Pruchniewska said that the municipal authorities plan to launch a company tasked with developing the facility, and they are currently looking for external funds for the investment.

Construction of the new marina is scheduled to take place in 2021and 2022.

Puck is located in the country’s northern region of Pomerania, around 58km from the capital Gdansk. The municipality has a population of roughly 11,000, according to the state-run Central Statistical Office.