Budapest, April 18 (MTI) – Parliament’s economic committee on Tuesday approved the appointment of János Süli as minister without portfolio in charge of overseeing and managing the upgrade of the Paks nuclear power plant.
Süli’s appointment was approved with nine votes in favour and three abstentions.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced last week before parliament that he would appoint a minister without portfolio to oversee the project.
Süli, the current mayor of Paks, worked at the nuclear plant for 31 years in a variety of positions, including as its CEO and deputy CEO.
The amended government decree on the creation of the position of minister without portfolio in charge of the project was published in the official gazette Magyar Kozlony last Wednesday. The amendment took effect on Thursday.