László Palkovics, Hungary’s minister of innovation and technology, on Friday addressed an event launching a series of infrastructure projects to construct a bridge between Kotoriba in Croatia and Murakeresztúr in Hungary over the river Mur, as well as the roads leading to it.
Palkovics noted that the construction of the final stretch of Hungary’s M6 highway started in February. When that project is finished in early 2024, Hungary will have two highway connections to Croatia and will have completed the Hungarian stretch of a north-south corridor between the Baltic and Adriatic Seas, he said.
While motorways play a role in international transit and long-term economic goals,
small-scale transport development between the border regions will boost the connections there,
Bosch Automotive Steering is expanding its plant in Maklár,
in northern Hungary, with three investments totaling 52.5 billion forints (EUR 146m) that will create 180 jobs, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said on Friday. The government is supporting the investment with 12.250 billion forints, Péter Szijjártó told a press briefing.
The investments cover all Bosch’s activities, from research and development to production, including a new generation of electric steering necessary for autonomous cars, the minister noted. It also gives a boost to the Hungarian automotive industry’s transition to a new era, Szijjártó added.