Hungary To Spend HUF 135 Billion Modernising Villages

  • 19 Jul 2018 8:58 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Hungary To Spend HUF 135 Billion Modernising Villages
The government will spend HUF 135 billion next year on modernising villages in hopes of encouraging residents not to leave, parliamentary state secretary Balázs Orbán told a Budapest press conference on Wednesday.

Noting that more than a quarter of the population lives in villages, he said the main purpose of “the biggest development programme in the provinces” is to attain a better quality of life and a more predictable future.

The cabinet aims to increase the rate of employment in villages and improve transport, as well as education, health care, cultural and sports life.

The Ft 135 billion will be drawn from the Ft 3.5 trillion budget of the Modern Cities Programme.

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