Govt’ sets aside HUF 5 bln of budget for truck drivers licenses
Hungaryʼs government will allocate HUF 5 bln in budget and European Union funds to help would-be truck drivers get their licenses, National Economy Minister Mihály Varga said at a press conference yesterday, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.
The CEO of Wabererʼs International, György Waberer, who was recently made the prime ministerʼs commissioner for road haulage and logistics developments, said earlier that Hungaryʼs road haulage companies are facing a shortage of almost 6,500 truck drivers.
The cabinet will soon discuss a report on the road haulage sector prepared by Waberer. The road haulage and bus business generates just 6% of Hungaryʼs GDP, compared to 10-12% in more developed countries, Varga noted.
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