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Ferry service to start between Hungarian, Slovak towns

A ferry service on the Danube between the Hungarian town of Dunaremete and Gabcikovo, in Slovakia, will start next spring as part of a €3.2 million cross-border project supported by European Union funding, Peter Tóth, the mayor of nearby Lipót, told MTI on Friday.

EU funding is covering 85% of the project, the state of Hungary is paying 10% and the rest is self-financed, Tóth said.

The ferry will be able to carry 6-8 cars and 50-100 people at a time, said Pál Péter Lehel of project planner Pelsoproject.

The ferry will cut the distance between the two destinations to just 4km from 60-70km by road. The trip will take just 15-20 minutes.