The Hungexpo fairgrounds in the capital will undergo an almost 50 billion forints (EUR 156.6m) upgrade, Budapest mayor Istvan Tarlós said in an interview in daily Magyar Nemzet. The project will involve eleven elements, Tarlós said, recounting decisions taken at the government’s Wednesday cabinet meeting, in which which he also participated.
“It was also decided on Wednesday that our positions on matters affecting transportation in the project will be the final ones. That means that the capital will practically be in charge of shaping the public transportation developments,” he added.
Tarlós noted that Hungexpo would host two big international events in the near future: the International Eucharistic Congress in 2020 and the World Hunting and Nature Expo in 2021. “These international events require the country and the capital to finish the investments on time. All this shows that the government sees the capital as a de facto partner in the Budapest development projects financed by the state,” he added.