E40 INLAND WATERWAY PROJECT
This is a transitional project that aims at establishment of 2000 km inland waterway from Black to Baltic Sea through Poland, Belarus and Ukraine.
It would be connecting Gdansk and Kherson seaports.
The rivers and canals covered in the project includes
The reconstruction plan of the E40 mention building a bypass canal in Poland, six or seven dams and locks in the Pripyat, as well as dredging on the entire route so that multitonnage river-sea vessels can follow the course of the rivers.
The biggest part of the capital investments (around EUR 12 billion) is directed to the Polish section of the route Vistula—Brest.
The Belarusian section has been preliminarily estimated at EUR 150 million.