Persanyi appointed commissioner for Liget project landscaping
Addressing celebrations on the 150th anniversary of the zoo, Zoltan Balog said the government and Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos have agreed that the controversial Liget project needs a commissioner for coordinating landscaping and gardening investments independently.
"Persanyi's professional past is a guarantee that this work will be completed to the highest standard," Balog said.
A law passed by Hungarian parliament in 2013 declares the Liget project, which involves building a new museum complex in City Park next to Heroes' Square, a priority state project. But environmentalists have been protesting for months against the project they fear would ruin the popular public park.