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29th May, 2019

Óbudai Island to host rowing centre

The government has set aside Ft 628 million for construction of a protecting dam on Óbudai Island in Budapest, it was announced in official gazette Magyar Közlöny.

The government last week withdrew its application to have the island declared a Unesco World Heritage site without explanation, Napi recalls.

As a result, the property development project will proceed more easily.

The government asked Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler to develop plans to build the Katalin Kovács Kayak-Canoe Sports Academy on the island, also known as Hajógyári Island, home to the annual Sziget Festival.

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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