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Authority Cites Content Errors in Chain Bridge Renovation Tender Documents

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.04.

Hungary’s Public Procurement Authority has rejected to accept the tender documents of the renovation of Budapest’s landmark Chain Bridge, citing errors in their content, pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet said on Tuesday.

The paper cited the municipal group of ruling Fidesz saying in a Facebook entry on Monday that after a more than six-month delay the opposition leadership of Budapest had still failed to conduct a tender with proper content on the bridge’s much needed upgrade.

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Blame Game About Chain Bridge Renovation Delay

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It cited Fidesz saying that because of the errors “the renovation of a national symbol will be delayed for weeks due to incompetence”.

The board of the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) approved tender documents for the project on July 24, the paper noted.

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Chain Bridge: Rebuilding Better Option Than Renovation?

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The project would be financed by the Budapest municipality, a 6 billion forint (EUR 17m) contribution by the central government and loans, the paper said.

Featured photo illustration by Eszter Turbéky/MTVA