- 9 Apr 2015 9:00 AM
The budget for the Budapest event is 85 million dollars which is also to finance the construction of a new swimming complex with a capacity of 18,000 on the area of the Dagály baths in northern Budapest.
Sports economist Gábor Szabados told the paper that 90-95% of the budget will go to infrastructure development, including road modernisation, public transport reorganisation and landscaping.
He said it is unlikely that a return on costs will exceed 50% but the 16-day event could prove invaluable in boosting Hungary’s image.
Further, the new swimming complex would be suitable as a centre for water sports and leisure over the next 40-50 years.
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