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Government to tighten environmental protection rules for factories

In an effort to fulfil environmental protection targets, the energy affairs ministry will tighten emission thresholds for factories and the plans have been published for social consultation, the ministry said on Wednesday.

Coordination talks with the national Environmental Protection Council and the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have also been initiated, the statement added.

The government expects all investors to observe environmental protection, work safety and other regulations connected to their activities and the authorities regularly check that rules are obeyed, the ministry said.

Based on the experiences of authorities and obsevations by members of the public, the ministry has reviewed the emission thresholds of factories and proposed to tighten them.

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