The Szamos River – Photo: wikipedia

Nearly HUF 4 billion to be spent on flood defence

Flood defence dykes will be reinforced to a value of 3.9 billion forints (EUR 10.3m) on two tributaries of River Tisza, in northeast Hungary, with the help of Hungarian and European Union funding, the communications company for the project said on Friday.

Dykes along the rivers Kraszna and Batar will be reinforced along a total length of 22 kms, also making the riverside suitable for cycling, the statement said. A lock and mobile pumping station will be rebuilt on the Batar and the programme will also cover the acquisition of equipment required for maintenance and operation, it added.

The development is necessary for flood defence on the Upper Tisza.

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