Kindergarten principal Csilla Antall (l) and Arpad Janos Potapi - Photo: MTI

Potapi: Government to complete all investment projects started in Carpathian Basin

The government will complete all investment projects already started throughout the Carpathian Basin, the state secretary in charge of policies for Hungarian communities abroad said on Monday.

Arpad Janos Potapi said at the opening of a daytime care facility for children in Odorheiu Secuiesc (Szekelyudvarhely) that large investment projects are not planned to be started this year, but all projects that have already been started including nurseries, kindergartens, schools, university projects, church renovation and community venues, will be completed.

The government launched a Carpathian Basin kindergarten development programme in December 2016 which is currently in its fourth phase, he said. The government has allocated over 56 billion forints (EUR 147m) for regions beyond the borders which enables the construction of 153 new kindergartens and nurseries, and revamps in 720 institutions, he added.

Investment projects in Transylvania are implemented in partnership with the association of Hungarian teachers in Romania (RMPSZ) and Hungarian historical churches, with the involvement of local councils, he said. Some 368 investment projects are currently under way from total funding of 6.3 billion forints, he said.

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