Ader praises cooperation in protecting Little Balaton water system
Budapest (MTI) – Developments in the water protection system for the Little Balaton area demonstrate the responsible cooperation of those involved in environmental protection, research and construction, President Janos Ader said during a visit in the area on Wednesday.
Ader praised investment projects worth over 6 billion forints (EUR 19.6m) carried out in the second phase of the Little-Balaton water protection scheme in the past three years. He visited the village of Zalavar in the company of Farm Minister Sandor Fazekas, state secretary Zsolt Nemeth V and director of the Upper Balaton National Park Zoltan Puskas.
The president said the developments serve flood prevention, help channel off water at times when the Zala River stands too high and also serve environmental protection purposes since fish can now access areas previously blocked from them. Additionally, filtering the water of the Zala River that flows into the Balaton helps keep Lake Balaton cleaner, Ader said.
In response to a question about the recent amendment to the land law, Ader said his colleagues would complete the constitutional review of that piece of legislation by Thursday and then he would make a decision based on their recommendation by Friday’s deadline.