At the event, Mayor of Debrecen László Papp said: one of the most important development programmes in recent years has been the renewal of the city’s institutional system. He stressed that the European Union primarily funded these investments, and the city has also mobilised its resources to ensure that children, young people and parents using the institutions can enjoy their services in 21st-century conditions.
“We have been working for years to renew our nurseries, kindergartens, schools and other institutional units. In this respect, Debrecen was one of the most efficient users of resources in the 2014-2020 EU development cycle, and the vast majority of the city’s institutional network has been renewed in the last period,” he said adding that the Károlyi Mihály Street crèche is one of the largest in the city and has undergone a significant renovation.
From May 2021 to August 2022, the comprehensive renovation of the interior and exterior of the institutional unit was carried out, and the playground renewal was also part of the project. The investment was financed with EU funding of HUF 743 million and municipal co-financing of HUF 20.5 million. The windows were replaced from this amount, and the entire mechanical installations were renewed, including the water, heating system and kitchen ventilation system. Solar panels were also installed, and accessibility improvements were made.
The nursery was opened in 1980 – 43 years ago – and has yet to be renovated on this scale since. Over the years, the number of children attending the nursery has grown, and now 156 children can be cared for in 12 groups in 6 care units,” said the mayor. He also pointed out that the nursery is very popular in the city, with children coming from many different neighbourhoods.
György Korbeák stressed that several institutions in the district he represents have recently been renewed, including two kindergartens, the Újkerti Community House and an institution of the Debrecen Vocational Training Centre.
The municipal representative pointed out that the Újkert housing estate is more than 40 years old, and the institutions in his constituency, which were built together with this housing estate, were all ripe for renovation. Of these, only one institution remains to be reconstructed, and he is confident that it, too, can be renewed soon.
Source: dehir.hu | Photo credit: debrecen.hu