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Unexpected turn of events: prisons are still not being built in Békés, Heves, Komádi and Komló

In the statement sent to MTI’s request, it was written that the municipalities concerned were notified by letter of the failure of the constructions,

supported at the same time so that the areas are returned to the ownership of the municipalities.

The relevant tripartite contracts are prepared by Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelő (MNV) Zrt., as the company representing the ownership rights of the Hungarian state. To sign the contracts, zrt. it will take place after the board’s decision – they added.

A prison for the peaceful accommodation of five hundred people would have been built according to the original plans. On April 11, 2019, the Békés municipality concluded a contract with MNV Zrt. and BVOP.

Tibor Kálmán (Fidesz-KDNP), the mayor of Békés, said: the city will get back an eight-hectare industrial area with public utilities, to which an asphalt road leads. He added that negotiations have already begun to “fill the area with life”.

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