Cooperation between Debrecen and Nyíregyháza Improves Infrastructure

In December 2017, the Debrecen and Nyíregyháza signed a long-term strategic cooperation agreement with the aim to increase the competitiveness of the Northern Great Plain region.

Photo credit: Municipality of Debrecen | János Miskolczi

The Mayor of Debrecen, László Papp, said that the government had requested the preparation of a project for the 2×2 refurbishment of the main road No. 4 and declared it to be of special importance from the point of view of the national economy. The Technical Directorate of NIF Zrt. has launched a national public procurement process for the preparation of the project.

In addition, a decision had already been made to develop the main railway line 100 between the two cities.

The goal of the cooperation between the two cities have entered the implementation phase.

The agreement also applies to the airport, since Debrecen International Airport also supports the growth of Nyíregyháza, the mayor of Nyíregyháza Ferenc Kovács emphasized.

Debrecen and Nyíregyháza have been connected for decades. It has always been important to promote the economic, cultural and tourism development of the two cities and their associated areas, and to coordinate their educational programs and training structures.

In 2021 and 2022 we will bring more and more sporting events to Hungary and the eastern region as well. We have a lot of plans to look at Eastern Hungary, with Debrecen and Nyíregyháza. We have to develop the road network in terms of transport. This development will be very important in the future, for athletes and for health protection as well.

Tünde Szabó, Secretary of State for Sport, Member of Parliament

Member of Parliament Győző Vinnai pointed out that the agglomeration zones are also developing in cooperation between the two cities.

We will now build the junction of the M35 motorway. This provides an opportunity to divert truck transit, and maintain the 2×2 lane of main road No. 4 for civilian traffic, Lajos Kósa, Member of Parliament, said.

The public procurement call of Nemzeti Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Zrt., hich was issued for the development of the approximately 48-kilometer-long double-track railway line between Debrecen and Nyíregyháza, was successful.

Trains can currently run at speeds of up to 120 kilometers. By the end of the developmnent, they will be able to travel significantly faster, at speeds of up to 160 kilometers, which is expected to reduce current travel times.