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14th May, 2018

Ministry to support truck driver training

The Economy Ministry will extend the programme for training new truck drivers, it was announced on Friday.

The government earmarked Ft 1 billion for companies to cover the costs of training 1,200 drivers.

The Economy Ministry said the scheme will increase employment in a sector facing a shortage of labour, adding that freight forwarding and warehousing are key areas of the economy, accounting for 5.5% of GDP.

There were 290,000 people working in these sectors in Hungary at the end of 2017.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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