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Mayor Presents Budapest Plans


Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós has presented plans for development projects for Budapest in the 2014-2020 period. Among the most important schemes, the mayor highlighted revitalisation of 44 abandoned industrial sites, such as the gasworks in District 3, Józsefváros and Rákosrendező railway stations, as well as a mining area in District 10. The plans cover the refurbishment of the Danube embankments in central and northern Budapest, as well as the renovation of prefab housing estates, and upcoming steps in the city’s programme to eliminate homelessness, the mayor said.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that the Hungarian state will acquire the local council of Budapest’s stake in gas distributor Főgáz by October 10, under a decree published in the latest issue of the official gazette Magyar Közlöny. The decree, signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, mandates the development and economy ministers to oversee the purchase. Főgáz is set to become the foundation for a state-run non-profit public utility holding to be set up by March of next year, cabinet chief János Lázár said at the weekend.

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