The government will contribute 4 billion forints (EUR 11.3) to the financing of tourism and community projects in Vác, north of Budapest, where “a large part of historic monuments is linked to the Church”, State Secretary Bence Rétvári said on Wednesday.
Rétvári, who is the area’s parliamentary representative, noted that the government had declared the Danube Bend an area for strategic development, with Vác, Zebegény, and Nagymaros in the focus.
Rétvári said that the 4 billion forints would be spent on the renovation of church-owned buildings in Vác such as its 250-year-old Basilica.
He said it was important that “religious and cultural events are held under the best possible conditions” as well as to ensure a “worthy” venue for liturgical events.
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