The government is appointing a fifth government commissioner for economic development of defined regions of the country, Tibor Navracsics, the minister in charge of regional development and EU funds, told a press conference on Monday.
Zsolt Láng will be in charge of developments in central Hungary, including in Budapest. Alongside the other commissioners, he will be tasked with implementing “an active development policy”.
Navracsics noted that the first four regions were defined in 2020. The commissioners prepare developments in cooperation with local economic and political leaders. Plans have been completed for those zones, he said, adding that the government is rolling out the model to the capital and Pest County.
The minister said development policy must be based on local characteristics and regional differences, while plans for each region should be matched with priorities of national development policy.
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