A canopy walkway was built from EU money on the outskirts of Nyírmártonfalva by cutting down the surrounding forest. The mayor is threatening to press charges because he believes he has been ridiculed.
We reported earlier that a canopy walkway had been built in Hungary with EU funding, but the problem is that the surrounding forest had been cut down. The news station ATV Híradó interviewed the head of the village.
The forest around the promenade is already being prepared, as tree planting has started. But the forester says it will be at least ten years before we see real foliage.
Even so, many people visit Nyírmártonnalva to see for themselves one of Hungary’s most famous EU projects. Forestry consultant Ernő Gabnai said that although canopy can be expected this year, a canopy house of the kind expected for a promenade would take at least 5 years, but up to 10 years.
ATV also contacted the mayor, but he declined to comment. He said that the media had recently insulted and discredited him because of the canopy walkway. He is suing all the media reporting on the matter and does not want to talk to anyone until this is over.
The building cost HUF 60 million. Locals believe that Hungary has ‘become a country of similar investments’.
According to the forester, the advantage of the walkway is that you can watch the trees grow from below and above for years.
“I didn’t go to the village to laugh, but to talk to several locals. They told me about the mayor’s rude and brazen terror, threats and lies. I will come back to this later,” Ákos Hadházy wrote in his post.
This mayor (Fidesz?) shouldn’t be suing anyone, He should be in prison!
Ákos Hadházy is making HU even a bigger laughing stock of the world. Maybe it’s time someone high up the echelon had a quiet word in his ear.
My most sincere apologies to Mr Ákos Hadházy, I MAY have this all wrong (or?). It seems that Mr Hadházy is only the builder, and it is Mr Filemon who is the Fidesz Mayor of the town, and it was he who got the money from the EU, and it was he who had the walkway built with EU money. Or, am I all wrong?
@Ps. (Don’t throw stones at glass houses)
No, Ákos Hadházy is a politician, he was a member of the governing party Fidesz(association of young democrats), but he quit in 2013 as he didn’t like the direction the party has taken. He became a member of LMP(politics could be different) for a time, now he is an independent representative in the parliament.
He has nothing to do with the ridiculous canopy walkway, he just visited the site to shed a light on the corruption that leads to investments like this. He is kind of a political activist, he frequently makes presentations on money wasting projects or starts petitions against some crazy policies.
@Voro, thank you, for sheding light on this matter.
To me, this article was somewhat confusing (admittedly, I read through it very quickly), and that’s why I mistook Mr Hadházy’s name as the person being responsible for that project.
Again, my most sincere apologies to Mr Hadházy, and I hope he continues with his campaign of highlighting such insane money-wasting projects.