Balázs Orbán considers the expert calculations according to which the development of the Southern Circuit estimated at HUF 337 billion is overpriced by about 8-10 times to be superficial. The Secretary of State for Parliamentary and Strategic Affairs of the Prime Minister’s Office wrote about this in response to a written question from Gergely Arató (DK) and Olivio Kocsis-Cake (Dialogue).
The two opposition MPs investigated why the investment cost so much money, which, according to the experts they refer to, could be implemented from 30-50 billion forints. Balázs Orbán in his reply emphasized that the development of the Southern Round Railway was “the largest railway development in Hungary in more than 100 years” and then added that
THAT THE EXPERT CALCULATIONS PUBLISHED IN THE PRESS ARE SURFACEABLE AND A LOT OF EVERYTHING IS OVERLOOKED.
The Secretary of State explained that the project will not only renovate and expand the tracks, but also rebuild structures, build seven railway bridges and a new reinforced concrete retaining wall more than 5 kilometers long. In addition, the project includes the utility, road and bridge construction tasks required for the construction of the bridges, and two new barrier-free stops will be established on the line section as part of it. In addition, 35,000 square meters of noise barriers will be built and at least 2,000 windows will be replaced in the surrounding residential buildings for better sound insulation, he added.
The project can be implemented by V-Híd Építő Zrt., Directly owned by Lőrinc Mészáros, which His popular word without a substantive competition.