The Ministry of National Development. A defining condition in the shaping of Hungarian development policy is that it should be in accord with European Union development policy. A priority goal is that development in various sectors should operate in harmony with each other, and an important area is the high-level provision of developments in tourism, research and development, technical innovation and tasks related to space research.
The Minister of State for Infrastructure is Pál Völner, Dr.
The Minister of State for State Property is Sára Hegmanné Nemes,
The Minister of State for Climate Change and Energy is Pál Kovács,
The Minister of State for Infocommunication is Vilmos Vályi-Nagy,
The State Secretary is Farkas Imre.
The Minister of State for National Development is János Fónagy, Dr.
Asset management – and within this the regulation of state assets and supervision of their ownership – falls within the Ministry of National Development’s remit, as do tasks related to procurement and public procurement.
Within the context of infrastructure asset management, tasks for the Ministry include meeting the population’s energy needs in a safe, economical and environmentally responsible manner, strengthening competition in the energy market, and promoting implementation of European Union community goals. In addition to these are tasks related to transport and mining.
Tasks related to infocommunication include ensuring the viability of information technology and public administration IT infrastructure, as well as tasks related to electronic media, frequency regulation, information society and postal affairs.
The abovementioned goals can only be realised if the specialist and research areas of each given field are developed. This includes research and innovation forming the intellectual infrastructure, as well as the creation and direction of conditions for specialist and adult education. Other basic conditions are an appropriate legal context and the rational, up-to-date regulation of interrelationships between various specialist areas. Other routes towards development are the fostering of external links with representatives of specialist areas, the exchange of experience, and – in parallel with these – the broadening of dialogue within society.