Budapest Airport: Largest Ever Noise Insulation Program Underway
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Budapest Airport has launched its largest ever residential noise insulation program on September 1 through the For The Neighbors Of Budapest Airport Foundation, featuring many noise reduction solutions and a budget of around HUF 1.2 billion over three years.
The aim of the program, which has been running for more than 10 years and will now be expanded, is to reduce noise burdens for people living near Ferenc Liszt International Airport by the retrofit insulation or replacement of windows and doors in the living rooms and bedrooms of houses. In addition to the 1,500 properties previously covered, Budapest Airport will now offer a large number of additional property owners the opportunity to participate in the program, the rollout of which will be in several phases.
In the first phase, which has just been launched, expanded noise protection opportunities will be available in areas already covered by the program earlier, ensuring that owners of properties in these areas can benefit from the expanded services. The program will then proceed in several steps, expanding the areas concerned step by step in the municipalities and districts concerned. Another new feature is that for the first time, some property owners in Kőbánya can also participate in the program. District X was previously never included in the areas covered.
Property owners can apply for the scheme in two ways, by post and online. Budapest Airport will soon inform the owners of the 4,000 residential properties concerned about the various phases of the program, the details of the scheme, and the application procedure, by post, in a letter. More information about the program and who will be eligible is available at zajvedelem.bud.hu, where affected property owners can also submit their applications quickly and easily.
In order to ensure that the program and the newly included areas are tailored to the needs of residents, Budapest Airport initiated a detailed consultation with the mayors of the districts and municipalities concerned at the beginning of 2022. By June 2022, following several negotiations, the HUF 1.2 billion program was finalized and will be implemented over the next three years.
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