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A total 225 kilometres of Budapest’s unpaved roads, mainly on the outskirts of the city, will be covered with tarmac in the next four years, Mayor István Tarlós told a press conference on Friday.

Tarlós said that the first phase of the programme will use a budget of 8.3 billion forints (EUR 26.1m) from municipal coffers to pave roads in 13 districts, equal to 20 percent of the targeted total length.

The mayor also announced that the city would propose a flight ban at Budapest’s international Liszt Ferenc Airport between midnight and 5am to reduce noise in the area.

A long-term proposal is to move cargo aircraft and low-cost airline flights to another airport, further away from Budapest, Tarlós added.

Proposals will also be made to change the way noise levels are evaluated and to transfer the task of measuring them from Liszt Ferenc operator Budapest Airport to the National Transport Authority, he said.

Source: MTI

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