Orban addresses ceremony at new Budapest pool for 2017 world championship
Budapest, May 15 (MTI) – Time constraints and other obstacles can be resolved by joining forces, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Dagaly swimming centre in Budapest to be built for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.
Less than 800 days are left for the construction of the facilities, but Hungary should prove that it can complete the project in two years instead of four, like others have, Orban told the event on Friday. He promised that Hungary would act not simply as an organiser of the event but as a true host.
The event was also attended by FINA chairman Julio C. Maglione and Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos. Hungary was originally planning to host the 2021 championships but after Guadalajara from Mexico withdrew from being the host of the 2017 event, Budapest accepted the task.
The new swimming complex with a capacity of 18,000 is planned to be completed by March 31, 2017.