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Sep 26, 2019

Economically underperforming municipalities to receive government support

“The government’s purpose is to support Hungarian villages, expand their agricultural opportunities and provide support for the rural community,” said István Nagy, Minister for Agriculture.

Economically underperforming municipalities will receive support from the government to help expand and grow.

Not only will local councils allocate funds to underdeveloped towns, but will also free up 1,200 hectares of new land.

So far, 109 applications have been approved from 17 counties - 371 pieces of land, a total of 1,230 hectares of state-owned property, will be reallocated for periods between 5-15 years by the relevant local authority.

“The government’s purpose is to support Hungarian villages, expand their agricultural opportunities and provide support for the rural community,” said István Nagy, Minister for Agriculture.

The Minister added that the program will also help to increase local public employment and rural labor market opportunities and support the production of locally grown, healthy agricultural goods, thus providing an opportunity for the population of disadvantaged communities.

“The free land use program of municipalities provides another opportunity to the Hungarian countryside to help strengthen the agricultural position of disadvantaged settlements and to support the socially deprived,” Minister Nagy said.

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