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Karacsony: Budapest resumes online poll on Rakosrendezo project, outpatient care

The Budapest administration is again conducting an online survey of residents' views on how the project to redevelop the Rakosrendezo district should be carried out and whether district municipalities should continue to run specialist outpatient care facilities, Gergely Karacsony, the city's mayor, said on Tuesday.

The question was whether the Rakosrendezo project should end up like a mini Dubai or a “park city”, the mayor said in a Facebook post.

Questions also remain over whether the Hungarian government should sell the area in an open international procedure or “hide behind an intergovernmental contract”.

He also noted the residents would be asked whether outpatient clinics should be “taken away by the state”, as was the case with hospitals and schools.

Karacsony insisted that waiting lists in the capital had been shortened, while districts were provided with extra money for outpatient specialist care.

More than a 100,000 people participated in last year’s survey dubbed residents’ assembly, when the chief questions concerned traffic on Chain Bridge and a lawsuit the capital launched against the government, he noted.

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