Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták represented Hungary at the annual meeting of information and communications technology ministers in Busan, South Korea, on 19 October, 2014. The ICT ministers of the 52 countries attending the event adopted a common statement on the future vision of the sector.
Within the framework of the Environment and Energy Efficiency Operational Programme, the Ministry of National Development (MND) supports projects related to urban water supply, wastewater collection and treatment by HUF 58 billion in the first round, Minister of State for Development and Climate Policy and Priority Public Services Zsolt Szabó said at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.
The development of passenger rail services in Hungary has reached a new milestone: the first FLIRT multiple units procured jointly by MÁV-START and GYSEV Ltd’s were put into use in Budapest on 15 October, 2014. The four vehicles of MÁV-START are to carry passengers from 16 October and the three multiple units of GYSEV will be put into traffic in the coming three weeks. The fleet is to gradually grow in the months to come and will be complete by the end of 2015.
Thanks to an efficient cooperation between the government, the authority and the contractor, the 11.9 km section of M3 Motorway between Trunk Road 49 and Vásárosnamény has been opened for public use one month before the deadline.
‘The first new hybrid articulated bus will be put into operation in Budapest at the beginning of November, as part of the largest hybrid bus fleet to be operated in the central European capitals’, Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták announced at a Budapest press conference on Sunday.
The sale and purchase transaction between the old and new owner of MKB Bank was completed successfully and according to plans on 29 September, 2014. Pursuant to the agreement signed between Bayerische Landesbank and the Hungarian Minister of National Development representing the Hungarian State, the bank was brought into national ownership. The Government aspires to extend Hungarian ownership in the banking system, whereby the Hungarian population and enterprises become less exposed to banks in terms of financial services.
The Government is implementing further measures to accelerate preparations for the winter season to enhance the security of the Hungarian population’s gas supplies.
“The modernisation of community transport started in 2010 has brought about continuous improvement in the operation of transport companies and efficient management makes higher service standards possible”, Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták said at the opening ceremony of the European Mobility Week on 16 September, 2014. Other speakers at the event held at Baross tér (Square) included Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós, President-CEO of MÁV Ltd. Ilona Dávid, CEO-Chairman of MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd. Csaba Baji and CEO of HNAM Ltd. Péter Márton. The one-week European campaign aims to encourage local authorities to take sustainable transport measures and the population to use environmentally aware transport.
The physical state of some 1500-1700 motor vehicles are to be assessed from an environmental aspect this year in the framework of the now traditional Environmental Campaign on Road Transport between 15 and 19 September 2014 in the capital city of Budapest and in the towns of Debrecen, Győr and Szeged. The series of tests to be carried out is also aimed to remind motorists that the best way to reduce environmental pollution is through environmentally friendly car use and the maintenance of vehicles as prescribed by the manufacturers.
The economic performance of rural Hungary depends fundamentally on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, the Ministry of National Development’s Parliamentary State Secretary said on Friday in Hajdúdorog.