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Budapest (MTI) – Hungarian companies showcased their technology, environmental innovations and “smart city” systems, with the aim of boosting Hungarian-Chinese cooperation, during a business event in Chongqing, southwest China.

Hungary had the largest number of stands this year at the high-tech expo and fair which takes place biennially in the city, Lóránd Dióssi, Hungary’s consul general told MTI on Sunday. The expo also provided the venue to launch the Budapest Cultural Spring, he added.

A thermal complex focusing on medicinal cures is planned to be built in Chongqing. Viktoria Horvath, the ambassador in charge of priority projects at the Foreign Ministry heading Hungary’s 20-member delegation, told a press conference at the site. The planned complex will be built in three phases, first two of which will have a budget of about 520 million yuan.

Talks with businessmen also touched on the possibility of combining thermal spa treatments with Chinese traditional medicine in a project to be launched in Hungary, she said.

Budapest’s Technical and Economics University (BME) signed a cooperation agreement with Chongqing University on professor and student exchanges as well as joint R+D. BME together with seven Hungarian firms also signed a declaration to join the Chongqing Hungarian-Chinese Technology Transfer Centre to be set up with support from the local government’s High-Tech Incubation Centre.


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