In recent years, the Hungarian government has allocated over HUF 50 billion for the construction and renovation of more than 500 administrative buildings, including government service centres, as revealed by the State Secretary for Territorial Administration at the Prime Minister’s Office in Miskolc on Thursday.
During the inauguration of the renovated government service centre in the city centre, István György highlighted that this substantial funding facilitated various energy efficiency programs, construction projects, and renovations implemented by county chief prefects across the country. The state secretary praised the establishment of the government offices, district offices, and government service centres as one of the most successful government initiatives in territorial administration. He stated that the government has made significant progress in establishing the government service centre network and that the intensive development cycle may soon come to an end.
István György emphasized the importance of personal encounters between the government and citizens, underscoring the significance of the newly inaugurated government service centre, which marks the 314th such institution nationwide. The effort to create more such centres testifies to the commitment of the government to make it easy for citizens to manage their affairs.
He noted that this primary meeting point between the state and citizens is crucial, and it is gratifying to observe high levels of satisfaction among people for the services provided at government service centres. He highlighted that
the number of clients surpassed 12.3 million nationwide in 2023, with an average waiting time of only 17 minutes,
a figure they aim to further reduce in the future.
Zoltán Alakszai, chief prefect of the county, mentioned that the government service centre building on Csizmadia Street will assume additional functions in the future. According to plans, it will host the central administration of the County Government Office.
In Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, where twenty-four government service centres operate with three hundred employees, serving around 820,000 clients last year, plans are underway to establish the region’s new, twenty-fifth government service centre in the Diósgyőr district. The government office building underwent extensive renewal, supported by over HUF 156 million in government funding. The investment covered maintenance tasks, renovation of windows and doors, upgrades to the heating, cooling, and fire protection systems, as well as improvements to flooring, lighting fixtures, and a redesigned ground-floor government service centre.