János Lázár, the Minister of Construction and Transport, spoke about the importance of rural development and its connection with tourism at the opening ceremony of the five-star Minaro Hotel in Tokaj, northeastern Hungary, on Thursday.
János Lázár said that Fidesz politicians, including himself, think that “this country is not ready yet” and that Hungary is “in the 70-80 percent range” compared to the average development of the European Union. He added that they were confident that
the country’s reserve is the countryside”
and that the government’s aim in this area was twofold.
On the one hand, they want to create an economic zone in the northeastern Miskolc-Debrecen-Nyíregyháza area “which will become Hungary’s most advanced industrial economic zone” and which will be competitive with Budapest and Győr. He stressed that the development of the Debrecen economic zone alone will cost thousands of billions of forints in the coming years. The development of rural tourism will make a major contribution to this, he added.
The minister stressed that a five-star hotel is an investment for a region that proves that it is not only good to live in the countryside, but also worth investing in.
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