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Gov't to submit sewerage project to Brussels for approval

The Hungarian government decided to submit a HUF 12.6-billion sewerage and sewage treatment plant project in the area around Nagykanizsa (SW Hungary) to Brussels for approval by the European Commission, Nagykanizsa mayor István Márton said.

Ground could be broken for the project as soon as the autumn, Márton said.

EU development funding is expected to cover 72% of the cost of the project and state co-financing 13%, project director István Fitos said. The local council will pay HUF 1.9 billion, including a HUF 200,000-per-household contribution.

The project will serve 14 municipalities around Nagykanizsa, and is expected to be completed in spring 2012. (MTI – Econews)