The government will complete all investment projects already started throughout the Carpathian Basin, the state secretary in charge of policies for Hungarian communities abroad said on Monday.
Árpád János Potápi said at the opening of a daytime care facility for children in Odorheiu Secuiesc (Székelyudvarhely) that large investment projects are not planned to be started this year, but all projects that have already been started including nurseries, kindergartens, schools, university projects, church renovation and community venues, will be completed.
The government launched a Carpathian Basin kindergarten development programme in December 2016 which is currently in its fourth phase, he said. The government has allocated over 56 billion forints (EUR 147m) for regions beyond the borders which enables the construction of 153 new kindergartens and nurseries, and revamps in 720 institutions, he added.
Investment projects in Transylvania are implemented in partnership with the association of Hungarian teachers in Romania (RMPSZ) and Hungarian historical churches, with the involvement of local councils, he said. Some 368 investment projects are currently under way from total funding of 6.3 billion forints, he said.
Calling this an “investment” denotes that there is some return, besides giving our passport and our money to people that do not live here and never will, all the while refusing to provide our funds for teachers and hospitals right here in the real Hungary where we all really live.
Keeping certain populations engaged and harvesting their votes as well as halo effect for certain domestic demographics could be construed as effective return? Our educators and healthcare professionals – perhaps not such fertile ground, no “halo” for a that type of voter.
Somebody will have run the numbers on this, I’m sure.