Mr. Lajos Barcsa: „year 2019 will be the year of building the city”
The economic success we have been witnessing in Debrecen opens up new vistas for us in improving the conditions of urban living – as was put into words by Mr. Lajos Barcsa, deputy mayor of Debrecen, at presenting the municipal budget on February 19, 2019. More abundant resources are going to be available for road construction and modernization, city management and green surfaces maintenance.
The most significant objective in our urban policy in Debrecen in the current city-council and local government mandate which began in 2014 has been to stengthen the economy of the city. This resulted in the successful performance of the economic development model in Debrecen attracting 581 billion HUF worth of investment capital into our municipality and creating 6078 new jobs along the way. Such major international companies have decided to locate in Debrecen as KRONES, Continental, Thyssenkrupp, Diehl Aviation or the BMW group.
Economic development was not an end in itself, but rather the goal was to facilitate Debrecen’s development when global economy is in recession or if E.U. development sources become less abundant. Although the major international companies have not yet started their manufacturing activites, the city has already managed to increase her tax revenue by more than 40 per cent between 2014 and 2018, reaching 18.2 billion HUF last year. The bulk of our revenue has been allocated to trasportation development, city management and green surfaces maintenance work – said the deputy mayor at his press meeting.
Photo: János Miskolczi