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Hortobágy National Park to receive HUF 1.2 billion in EU funding

The Hortobágy National Park in eastern Hungary will receive HUF 1.2 billion in European Union funding for three projects to start next year, the head of the park's nature protection department said on Monday.

Hortobágy National Park has won the HUF 1.2 billion in EU funds through the Environment and Energy Operative Program. A total of HUF 55 million has been spent so far on preparing the projects, said Gábor Szilágyi.

Power lines to a total length of 23 kilometers will be converted to land cables in partnership with E.ON and protective fences will be built along 50 kilometers of main road 33 in partnership with Magyar Közút. The natural habitats of various species will be developed and the conservation of wetlands will be carried out to secure the future of fish farming.

The projects are expected to start next spring and be completed in two years, he added. (MTI-Econews)