The road ahead

CEE transport infrastructure dynamics

The new PwC and Atlantic Council report outlines the key challenges and opportunities for the Three Seas Initiative in the area of transport infrastructure.

EUR 150 bn

has been invested in transport infrastructure in the Three Seas region

EUR 615 bn

CEE needs for transport infrastructure investments through 2025


of the infrastructure that will exist in 2050 does not exist today

Central and Eastern European countries in the region joining the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas account for 28% of the EU’s territory and 22% of its population, but only 10% of its GDP

The ‘Three Seas Initiative’ has been proposed by several key stakeholders in the region as a way of facilitating investment and development in order to address this imbalance and boost economic  figures. It is presented as an opportunity for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to address its most important challenges. 

Report's Partner:

Despite progress in recent years, there is still a great need here in CEE for more efficient and modern transport infrastructure to support our growth aspirations. Given the need, we expect construction market growth in CEE to be 3.1% and outpace that of Western Europe over the next five years. For this to happen, we will need to continue to attract investment from both public and private sources.

Agnieszka Gajewska, Partner at PwC, CEE Capital Projects & Infrastructure Leader

Although investor interest continues, they are looking for well-prepared projects with a balanced risk-reward profile

Striking the right balance between risk and reward will be key to unlocking continued investment, an important consideration given that regional needs for transport development is estimated at EUR 615 bn through 2025 in wider CEE. 

Contact us

Agnieszka Gajewska

CEE Public Sector & Infrastructure Leader, PwC Poland

Tel: +48 517 140 537

Jeffery McMillan

CEE Director of Brand and Communications, PwC Central and Eastern Europe

Tel: +48 519 506 633

Jakub Kurasz

Head of Communications, Poland, PwC Poland

Tel: +48 601 289 381

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