The town of Paks has received nearly HUF 4 billion (EUR 12.1m) in government funding for developments in connection with the upgrade of Hungary’s sole nuclear plant.
Mayor Péter Szabó told MTI that HUF 1.9 billion will go towards developing the town’s water supply and sewage system to ensure drinking water for the two new reactor blocks and to service public demand, which is expected to grow as the construction develops.
The mayor also revealed that another HUF 1.9 billion will be used to procure plots for a new quarter featuring cultural, administrative, law enforcement and educational institutions, as well as a disaster management center.
Szabó noted that the town of 19,600 inhabitants expects to see an influx of some 10,000-12,000 people during the construction works and a growth of some 5,000-6,000 afterwards.
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