Budapest, April 1 (MTI) – The ruling Fidesz party will start renovating its national party headquarters in Budapest at the end of September, Fidesz deputy head Gabor Kubatov told Friday’s Magyar Hirlap newspaper.
The architecturally notable art-nouveau building just off Heroes’ Square on Lendvay Street will serve as the party’s centre for building community relations, and it will contain a state-of-the-art conference room. Plans are for Fidesz to direct its 2018 general election campaign from the building, the paper said.
Kubatov said that given the proximity of the headquarters to the City Park and other landmark sites in the area, it behove the party not to allow the building to fall into rack and ruin.
The cost of the project is expected to amount to 460 million forints (EUR 1.5m) and will partially paid for out of the party’s reserves and from a loan.