May 21st, 2019
Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Tuesday attended the groundbreaking ceremony of a poultry processing plant of Varda Meat in Kisvarda, in eastern Hungary. The 3.96 billion forint (EUR 12.1m) investment was supported by a 1.5 billion government grant and will create 50 jobs. In his speech, Szijjarto called the food industry one of the "vantage points" of Hungarian industry, which grew by 7 percent to 3,235 billion forints in 2018. That makes for 10 percent of all processing industries, he said. Some 151,000 people work in food processing in Hungary, and poultry exports in 2018 reached 22,000 tonnes, he said. A substantial portion of those exports came from the Kisvarda area, he said.