Powidz, Greater Poland Voivodeship
Powidz [ˈpɔvit͡s] (German: Kurheim) is a village in Słupca County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Powidz. It lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 mi) north of Słupca and 68 km (42 mi) east of the regional capital Poznań. The village has a population of 1,000.
From the summer of 2019, Powidz’ nearby 33rd Air Base will be the site of a depot and storage site for US Army combat vehicles in Poland. It will be mostly funded by NATO’s Security Investment Program, and cost around US$210m, with the USA’s component capped at around 20-25%. The US Army Corps of Engineers has made an industry solicitation in 2018 requesting tree-cutting services for 38 hectares (94 acres) around the base. Two US investments could be sacrificed to pay for President Trump’s border wall with Mexico: A bulk fuel storage facility at US$21m, and a “rail extension and railhead” project budgeted at US$14m.
- "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
- NATO foots bill for massive US combat depot in Poland, Sebastian Sprenger, Defense News, 2019-03-29
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