Index – Economy – The extent to which Katalin Novák has begun renovations has been discovered

Catalin Novak moved to the Sándor Palace on May 12 last year, and could remain in her position until May 2027. Based on the 2022 contracts of the Office of the President of the Republic (KEH), it appears that with the arrival of the first female head of state, a sweeping transformation of the office has begun, she writes. Management forum.

The name of the institution will also change: the new name of the Office of the President of the Republic will officially become the Palace of Sándor from 1 June.

At the same time, from the contracts that have just come to light, it appears that in December a Steinway & Sons competition piano was purchased from Cseke Hangszerjavító és Kereskedelmi Bt. For 66.4 million forints for the implementation of the tasks of the state protocol.

The newspaper reminds us that there was a piano in the Hall of Mirrors at the Sándor Palace before: in 2010, Pál Schmitt bought a piano for 2.5 million HUF.

Many additional acquisitions have been made

New office furniture for the new presidential term was also purchased: KEH entered into an agreement for 67.7 million HUF with Nowy Styl Hungary Zrt. The vehicle fleet has also been modernized with the purchases made by Porsche Hungaria Kereskedelmi Kft, which have a total value of around HUF 280 million. They bought 5 electric cars for 92.4 million forints and an SUV for 17.9 million forints.

The IT system of Sándor Palace has also been renovated. The list of contracts revealed that a number of IT purchases were completed, totaling HUF 182.5 million. They also entered into a contract on public opinion research worth HUF 10 million with Kutató Piac- és Véleménykutató Kft.

(Cover photo: Katalin Novak. Photo: Noémi Bruzák/MTI)

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