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Het nationale park Aggtelek is failliet
Gepost door: Arnold de Keijzer ()
Datum: 06 maart 2010 11:28
Hungary national park goes bankrupt
By Hungary Around the Clock
Aggtelek National Park (ANP) has gone bankrupt with only Ft 20 million in its account, which is only sufficient to pay its staff salaries, Magyar Hírlap reports.
According to the daily the Environment Ministry has transferred this sum as a non-refundable subsidy but say it is insufficient to upkeep park management. The ministry is now trying to help ANP by siphoning off hundreds of millions of forints from other national parks' budgets, it adds.
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Aggtelek National Park (in Hungarian: Aggteleki Nemzeti Park) is a national park in Northern Hungary, in the Aggtelek karst region. It was founded in 1985. It contains 198.92 km² (of which 39.22 km² are under increased protection). It has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1995. The largest stalactite cave of Europe is situated in this area: the Baradla Cave (26 km long, of which 8 km is in Slovakia, known under the name of Domica).
The first written documentation from the caves, can be dated back to 1549. Since 1920 it has been used as a tourist attraction. Several of the caves have different specialites. For example, the Peace Cave has a sanatorium which help treating people suffering from asthma.
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