The government will double the original allocation of 50 billion forints (EUR 142m) for an investment support scheme which helps Hungarian companies that implement job-creating investment projects this year, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said on Wednesday.
Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook that the 407 companies which had applied so far would invest a total 198 billion forints into projects that preserve 73,000 jobs.
“The scheme has met with success and the investment projects will serve as a sound basis for restarting the economy,” he added.
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The scheme will promote the government’s economic protection action plan for preserving jobs, he said.
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