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Fidesz Slams Municipal Council for Delays in Chain Bridge Revamp Decisions

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.07.20.

The Budapest group of ruling Fidesz slammed the Municipal Council for not making “the most important decisions” connected to the revamp of Budapest’s iconic Chain Bridge in the past ten months.

Fidesz cited Kata Tüttő, Deputy Mayor for the Socialists, who said that major questions of the public procurement tender had been decided and the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) board had agreed to amended technical details and conditions for participation in the project.

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Fidesz said in response that Tüttő’s announcement had actually included a repeat of the same public procurement tender already prepared during the tenure of previous Mayor István Tarlós excluded the tunnel under Castle Hill.

“The question remains whether they will ever be able to invite a public procurement in line with regulations while the delays result in further deterioration in the condition of the bridge and increasing prices day by day,” the Fidesz group said.

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