Ministries To Relocate To Budapest Castle District

  • 26 Nov 2015 8:00 AM
Ministries To Relocate To Budapest Castle District
The government will move the interior and the economy ministries from central Pest to the Castle District on the Buda side, the official Hungarian Gazette reported. The interior ministry will be located on two adjacent buildings in Országház and Úri streets, while the economy ministry will occupy a building near Matthias Church, government office chief János Lázár said at a meeting of parliament’s cultural committee.

Lázár said the Castle District had originally been built for housing the state’s executive centre and it is logical that this is where government offices should be moved to.

Under plans flagged earlier The National Széchenyi Library, now located in the Castle, would be moved to the building once occupied by the Hungarian Radio behind the National Museum, but no decision has been taken on this matter.

The location of the new Csontváry Museum is also yet to be decided, Lázár said.

The government has also instructed the economy minister to make preparations for selling or utilising the buildings to be vacated on the Pest side.

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