The Budapest assembly decided at a meeting on Wednesday to establish a 20 million forint (EUR 60,000) allocation for drug prevention to support NGOs and other organisations working in the field.
Funding will be available by application, to be assessed by a committee before a final decision is made by the mayor.
A Budapest Drug Prevention Coordination Forum set up in line with an assembly decision this March is chaired by the mayor and co-chaired by the Budapest police chief.
The assembly has also decided that this year Budapest will again join the European mobility week and a car-free day will be held on Sept. 22. Additionally, the body has ruled that during smog alerts, restrictions will be expanded to the use of Euro-5 diesel engines in Budapest.
The assembly has also decided to allow the city to raise a loan on 7.4 billion forints in order to acquire 100 percent ownership of the Rác thermal baths and hotel during its current liquidation procedure.
Also, Blaha Lujza Square and its underpass are to be renewed by the end of 2021 from a budget of 4 billion forints provided by the capital and central government. At the same time, a new public transport customer centre will be built there. Construction is expected to begin in the autumn.