Budapest Muni Council Clears Rác Baths Renovation

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The municipal council of Budapest backed a HUF 4.6 billion renovation of the Rác baths, one of the capital's historic Turkish baths, at a meeting on Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The motion supporting the renovation plan to be funded by the local council's spa operator, BGYH, was supported by a vote of 17 for, 4 against, and 10 abstentions.

BGYH acquired the Rac baths in a liquidation procedure in 2021 for HUF 5 bln, paying the reserve price.

The baths had been renovated in 2010 by a project company but never reopened because of an ownership dispute.

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