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Hungary building HUF 32bn flood reservoirs

Hungary is building two flood reservoirs along the Tisza River at a combined cost of HUF 32bn, the Environment and Water Management Ministry told MTI on Tuesday.

The Nagykunság flood reservoir will have capacity to hold close to 100 million cubic meters of water over an area of 40 square kilometers and will cost HUF 11.7 billion. The Hany-Tiszasúly flood reservoir will cover an area of 56 square kilometers and hold 250 million cubic meters of water. It will cost HUF 20.5 billion. The two reservoirs will be built with EU funding. Together with another flood reservoir built earlier, the reservoirs will allow water levels on the river to be reduced 60cm-70cm if there is a flood. (MTI-Econews)