The construction of section of the M44 between Tiszakürt and Kondoros on Wednesday marks the beginning of development of the 2x2 lane dual carriageway.
MOL Magyar Olaj- és Gázipari Nyrt. may conclude a concession contract for hydrocarbon prospection, exploration and production in the areas of Bázakerettye, Bucsa, Jászárokszállás, Mezőtúr, Okány West and Zala West. PannErgy Geotermikus Erőművek Zrt. has obtained the right to prospect for, extract and utilise geothermal energy (in respect of the area of Győr) in the mining tender invited for the fourth time. Joint communication of the Ministry of National Development and the Hungarian Office for Mining and Geology.
“The development of Hungarian infrastructure is required to maintain and increase the country’s competitiveness, in which the railway plays a determinative role”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó emphasised on Thursday in Budapest at the Hungarian Railways 2016 conference.
The Ministry of National Development takes note of Uber’s decision to withdraw from Hungary rather than engage in legal operations and fair market competition with tax-paying Hungarian taxi drivers and to pay taxes itself.
At a press conference in Budapest on Wednesday, Government Commissioner for Tourism Gusztáv Bienerth announced that next year the Government will spend HUF 21 billion – more than ever – on development of the sector, through the budget for tourism and the newly-established budget for tourism development.
On Thursday, Minister of State for Energy Affairs András Aradszki told public television channel M1 that the spread of liquefied natural gas (LNG) could increase Europe’s security of energy supply.
Commenting on the process designed to set up an energy union to facilitate the creation of an EU-level energy market, the State Secretary at the Ministry of National Development responsible for energy affairs told news channel M1 that Hungary agrees with the need to strengthen regional cooperation on energy security and energy supply.
In Berlin on Tuesday András Aradszki, Secretary of State for Energy Affairs at the Ministry of National Development, said that the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany may result in Hungary having to procure this energy source at a price higher than it does now.
On 18 March 2016, on behalf of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, the Hungarian Ministry of Transport submitted to the European Commission a letter of intent for the establishment of the new “Amber” rail freight corridor 11. This is intended to facilitate cross-border rail freight between the four countries. The corridor links the Slovenian seaport of Koper and the Polish dry port in Małaszewicze on the Belarusian border, with important industrial centres and intermodal terminals in Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland; it also includes a connection to the border with Serbia.
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