The government is setting up a regional development fund to implement urban catch-up developments, Gabor Meyer, state secretary responsible for regional development, announced at a professional forum on Tuesday.
The State Secretary also said that regional development offices in district seats will be opened in 2024, and the fund will be replenished from Hungarian sources in 2025.
The fund is set aside because functioning urban areas need independent development programmes.
He noted that the province’s programmes, the Territorial and Urban Development Operational Program (TOP) and TOP Plusz, operate within an unchanged framework.
The State Secretary stressed that the differences between certain regions and between Budapest and the countryside had not decreased in the past ten years.
Megacities do not “pull” regions back, they absorb populations.
Gabor Mayer reports that over the past 30 years, most people have migrated to the metropolitan agglomerations, central Hungary and central Transdanubia, while the population of county seats and medium-sized cities is decreasing.
At the same time, a large part of Hungary belongs to the functional catchment area of cities.
He also touched on the presence of peripheral border and interior regions in Hungary, which also need independent programs to catch up.
They will get rid of paper management once and for all
Giozo Almasi, Deputy Minister of State in charge of Official Affairs, informed the forum On November 30, the project will end with 16 billion HUF support for the Public Administration Operation and Public Service Development Programme, which aims to develop the electronic cadastre.
According to plans, for example, in 2024, the paper autopsy certificate will be completely phased out.