The Minister of Innovation and Technology discussed the development plans of Debrecen

The Minister of Innovation and Technology participated in three meetings in Debrecen.

Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics discussed the elements of the Debrecen 2030 program including new development opportunities and state of investments, with Mayor László Papp and members of the Hajdú-Bihar County Parliament.

The minister said when BMW announced two years ago that it was building its new plant in Debrecen, the leaders of the government, the city and the region had created a strategy called “Creative Regions” with the aim is to make the most efficient use of the investments for the development of the region.

For the next ten years, there will be more EU and domestic funding for this type of project than ever before. Thus, the “Creative Regions” initiative, including the Debrecen 2030 program, is doomed to success, the minister added.

László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen, emphasized that in addition to the economic development processes of the city, the urban development and regional development processes must be carried out in parallel. The railway investments related to industrial areas, the inter-modal center, the eastern bypass, the road No. 471 and investments at the airport needs to be implemented too.

Nearly sixty investment negotiations are currently taking place in the city, many of which are focused on the southern industrial area. Therefore, the infrastructural developments must be accelerated now, so that it can continuously serve the job-creating investments, the mayor László Papp added.

Member of Parliament Lajos Kósa emphasized the strategic importance of two projects. In connection with the planned MotoGP track near Hajdúnánás, a new junction of the M3 and M35 motorways will be built, while the University of Debrecen may start training specialists performing veterinary official tasks, as well as research and development in the field of farm animal medicine.

Photo credit: Municipality of Debrecen | János Miskolczi