In an investment supported from the New Széchenyi Plan, Forest-Papír Ltd. has set up a household hygienic paper processing plant in Lábatlan, from a budget of HUF 2.5 billion. The establishment was inaugurated by Minister of State for Infrastructure Pál Völner on 13 December 2013.
After last year’s consolidation of HUF 3.4bn, the Government is to settle the remaining debts of the county seat as well, Minister of National Development Zsuzsa Németh announced in Győr on 13 December, 2013. By the end of February, the city is thus to be relieved of a debt burden of HUF 7.8bn altogether.
The new railway schedule is to take effect from 15 December, 2013, offering the most significant increase in service supply in recent years. It is the completion of the railway modernisation between Budapest and Székesfehérvár that brings about developments affecting the highest number of passengers. Thanks to the second track inaugurated between Kelenföld and Tárnok this summer, the capacity of the Székesfehérvár line has increased and trains may travel at a speed of up to 120 km/h. With the professional support of the Ministry of National Development, MÁV-START Ltd. has worked out a new schedule structure for several Transdanubian railway lines. International rail transport is also to be expanded by new trains and destinations added.
Representatives of the Visegrád Countries adopted two joint statements at their meeting held on the occasion of the Energy Council meeting in Brussels on 12 December 2013. The parties reinforced their support for the objectives, fields of activity and organisational structure of the V4 Gas Forum. According to the V4 Joint Statement on Energy, the signatories advocate the complementary use of all low carbon-dioxide emission technologies.
Government funding of HUF 6bn and a support of HUF 5bn by General Electric provide the basis for establishing a world class healthcare programme in Hungary. Hungarian experts are to develop a unique healthcare IT system, Minister of State for Infocommunication Vilmos Vályi-Nagy said in Budapest on 11 December, 2013.
The development funded from the New Széchenyi Plan concerns one of the most important sections of Budapest suburban railway transport, the Budapest-Esztergom railway line serving 14 thousand passengers per day. In the first phase, the railway track was refurbished along more than 30 km between Pilisvörösvár and Esztergom. Thanks to the comprehensive reconstruction, the accessibility of stations and stops improved, access times shorten, railway transport becomes more predictable and the standard of passenger transport will rise. The comprehensive investment worth almost HUF 20bn was inaugurated by Minister of State for Infrastructure Pál Völner in Dorog on 12 December, 2013.
Drivers will have the opportunity to subsequently certify the legal title of use of vehicles with foreign registration plates in Hungary by paying a small fine.
After last year’s HUF 5.4bn debt consolidation at Tatabánya, the county seat is to be relieved of its remaining debts of some HUF 2.9bn by the end of February 2014, Minister of National Development Zsuzsa Németh announced in Tatabánya on 12 December, 2013.
Vice Chairman of the House of Representatives of Indonesia Priyo Budi Santoso and his delegation comprising representatives of parliament visited Hungary. Minister of State for Energy Affairs Pál Kovács received the members of the delegation in his office on 10 December, 2013. The discussion where opportunities of bilateral cooperation in energy affairs were reviewed was also attended by Dr. Anita Orbán, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security and Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Maruli Tua Sagala.
State Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs of the Ministry of National Development János Fónagy opened the conference “New Decade, New Challenges in Transport Security” in Budapest on 11 December, 2013.