Lázár proposes 500 km east-west rail
Fidesz MP János Lázár, a previous head of the Prime Minister’s Office, has proposed construction of a 500-kilometer, HUF 800 billion rail line connecting cities along Hungary’s southern and eastern borders with those in neighboring Serbia and Romania, according to local media reports.
The development would be carried out over a period of 8-10 years, according to a report by the online version of Délmagyarország, a regional newspaper serving Csongrád County in southern Hungary, belonging to the government-controlled media conglomerate.
Lázár said that he made the proposal to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who accepted it. The rail line will feature on the agenda of a joint cabinet meeting of the governments of Serbia and Hungary in April, he added.
The line would run from Pécs (200 km southwest of Budapest) to Szeged (173 km southeast ) to Debrecen (230 km east), also connecting with the cities of Subotica, in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia, and Oradea in Romania.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.