Source: B92 | Sunday, 02.06.2019.| 16:09
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Hungary to build green-powered town on the Danube – Project worth EUR 1 billion to rely on renewable energy entirely

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Hungary is planning to create a green-powered town with jobs and housing for thousands on a barren strip of Danube flood plain.

The 1 billion-euro Hegyeshalom-Bezenye project in northwest Hungary will be the size of about 500 soccer pitches and have full amenities such as schools and shopping facilities, said co-developers EON SE and German property company FAKT AG, Bloomberg reports.

The carbon-neutral town will draw mainly on solar and biogas power and will create as many as 5,000 permanent jobs in the greenhouse venture, Nikolai Ulrich, a board member of FAKT, said by phone.

When complete, Hegyeshalom-Bezenye will include about 1,000 homes, a restaurant, hotel, rail station, shopping facilities as well as schools and training units. The project embeds a sustainable water management policy that aims to avoid lowering the area’s water table, said Ulrich.

Cooling will be supplied via geothermal plants, he said

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