Mayor Threatens Gov’t Over 'Student City' Construction In Budapest

  • 14 Apr 2021 8:23 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Mayor Threatens Gov’t Over 'Student City' Construction In Budapest
The Student City development planned for Budapest’s Ninth District is important and will be built next to the Fudan University to be built by China, Prime Minister’s Office leader Gergely Gulyás told ATV on Tuesday.

A day earlier, mayor Gergely Karácsony had threatened to cancel the World Athletics Championships if the Student City plan were dropped.

He made approval of the athletics tournament and a related stadium conditional on construction of the Student City complex in an agreement with the government.

However, reports suggested that the site would instead be designated for the campus of the Chinese university.

Investigative news website Direkt36 reported last week that the government is borrowing Ft 450 billion from China to finance construction of the university by a Chinese company with Chinese labour.

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