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  • MFA Deputy Head Jan Dziedziczak declared that the ministry wants the Polish House in Lviv to be completed before the autumn of next year. Polskie Radio reported last week that there is a delay in the construction works of the institution meant to promote Polish culture, history and Polish language teaching.  

    The deputy minister recalled that the Senate took over from the MFA matters related to the Polish diaspora and Poles abroad a year and a half ago. Jan Dziedziczak declared that the parliament’s upper chamber can count on the support of the foreign ministry. "We rally behind the Senate and will be supporting it. We want the Polish House in Lviv to be built by the autumn of 2018. We want it to be a kind of votive offering on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. Let us remember that the history of our independence very much goes back to Lviv," emphasized the deputy minister. 

    The Polish House in Lviv has been under construction since 2015. The construction deadline set by the Polish authorities, autumn 2018, could be missed due to the lack of funds. According to Krzysztof Pawełek, president of ABM Wschód which is the contractor, the company still awaits over a million zlotys in outstanding payments. 

    The funds – four million zlotys this year – should be handed over by the Senate via the Polish Community Association. Anna Schmidt-Rodziewicz, chairperson of the Sejm Committee on Liaison with Poles abroad, whose members visited the construction site, told Polskie Radio that she will intervene with the Senate, the Polish Community Association, and the MFA. The Committee’s session devoted to this issue is scheduled to take place before holiday.


    The project will eventually cost 41 million zlotys. The House will be the seat of a number of Polish organizations and will host a performance hall with a capacity of 500.


    Source: IAR

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