HUF 20 billion of state funds to improve village life

The government is committed to helping small settlements, and more than 1,300 have received support.

More than 1,300 small settlements have won support in a tender supporting measures to improve the quality of life in villages. 

As MTI reported, Government Commissioner for the development of modern settlements Alpár Gyopáros said that the government had increased the budget of the Hungarian village program, providing HUF 25 billion in the second half of this year. Out of this amount, HUF 20 billion could be applied for by rural municipalities and rural parishes to improve life in their settlement, Gyopáros said.

More than 200 institutions owned by rural municipalities, such as doctor’s offices, community spaces and special housing, will be developed, while playgrounds and kindergarten playgrounds will be renewed in 250 settlements. Municipal streets and bicycle paths will also be renovated in 150 settlements, and more than 350 settlements will be able to acquire community equipment.

Since the start of the Hungarian village program, more than 20,000 winning applications have been announced, worth more than HUF 220 billion, the government commissioner said.

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