The handover of the Ófehértó Motorway Engineering and new motorway police site at kilometre section 254 of the M3 motorway between Nyíregyháza and highway No. 49 took place on 18 June 2013. Mr Pál Völner, Minister of State for Infrastructure under the Ministry of National Development spoke at the event.
The National Development Agency (NDA) organised the open day of European Union development projects for the second time on 15 June 2013, at which over 60 development projects implemented within the framework of the New Széchenyi Plan were presented to the public nationally, said Nándor Csepreghy, Deputy State Secretary for Development Projects of the Ministry for National Development (MND).
The Ministry of National Development together with the Hungarian Office for Mining and Geology and the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary held an investment forum on the 14th of June 2013, in the Karolyi Csekonics Residency in Budapest. Potential investors, trade union representatives and other interested parties had been informed about the Hungarian legal framework of the proposed mining concessions as well as about the EU member states’ working solutions and characterized basic conditions.
The increasing importance of cooperation between the government and the industry was emphasized by Mr Vilmos Vályi-Nagy, Minister of State for Infocommunication under the Ministry of National Development at the opening presentation of the Parliament of the Information Society on 13 June 2013. The Minister of State presented the main elements of the government’s infocommunication strategy discussed with the domestic small and large enterprises, multinational companies and professional representative organisations. The document specifying the main directions of fund utilisation and development for the 2014-2020 EU budget period will be soon published and put up for social discussion.
The progress of the Economic Development Operational Programme (EDOP) of the New Széchenyi Plan was reviewed by a Monitoring Committee consisting of civilians, European Commission delegates and economic actors in Balatonfüred on 13 June 2013.
The growing use of biofuels, the measures to be taken in favour of the completion of the internal energy market as well as the industrial innovation policy of the European Union were on the agenda of the session of the Energy Council held in Luxembourg on June 7, 2013.
Under the professional management of the developer Hungarian Road Management Company, a 3.2 km long section of the side road connecting Pápa and Szilsárkány in Győr-Moson-Sopron County has been reconstructed.
The reduction of public utility charges is set to continue: the Government is committed to cutting overheads by another 10 percent, Minister of National Development Mrs Zsuzsa Németh announced at a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday where she gave an overview of the Ministry’s work in the past three years.
The Buda Central District Court scheduled the hearing of László Csatáry as a witness for June 4 in relation to the Holocaust lawsuit against the State of Hungary and state railway company MÁV launched in the United States of America in 2010. The action was filed in Washington D.C. in 2010 in the name of Holocaust survivors and victims. During the proceedings Hungary was represented by the Ministry of National Development.
The Ministry of National Development has been developing the long-term plan documents concerning the fields of information and communication, energy and development policies supported by the New Széchenyi Plan. The project aimed at the creation of impact assessments and strategies for the period 2014-2020, which has a total budget of HUF 175 million, began in March of 2013 and will end in September 2013.