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Matra Volan calls tender for HUF 2bn-3bn bus station

Matra Volan, a unit of state-owned long-distance bus company Volan, is calling a tender to build a HUF 2bn-3bn bus station and commercial centre in Gyongyos (NE Hungary), CEO Bela Toth said on Monday.

The 6,500sqm station is expected to be completed by the end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012, Mr Toth said, after signing a contract to buy the land on which it will be built from the local council. Matra Volan will pay the council HUF 74m, the market price for the site, mayor Gyorgy Hiesz said.

Matra Volan has asked state-owned railway company MAV to become involved in the project as the site is near the city's train station, Mr Toth said.

The city has outgrown its old bus station, which was built in 1959. Today, a daily 16,000-18,000 passengers use the station.

Matra Volan recently won HUF 362m in European Union funding to support regional transport developments, Mr Toth said. (MTI-ECONEWS)