54% of the Hungarian population supports the construction of new nuclear power plant units – found in a representative public opinion survey commissioned by MVM Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Development Ltd. Most respondents say that nuclear power today provides the country with a safe and continuous power supply; and two thirds believe that the construction of new nuclear power plant units will reduce Hungary's energy dependency.
The interactive display of the Paks II. project is becoming more popular, which will visit eight summer festivals in 2017. The experience of the four festivals so far is that about 12% more visitors come to check the display compared to 2015.
János Süli, minister without portfolio responsible for the design, construction and installation of the two new nuclear power plant units of Paks announced on 30 June 2017 in Paks that from 1 July 2017 István Lenkei CEO and dr. György Mészáros Chairman of the Board of Directors are managing MVM Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Development Ltd.
During the peak period of the construction about 8000-8500 professionals might work on Paks II.’s construction site, and the number of experts can reach up to 1000 – said János Süli, minister without portfolio responsible for the design, construction and installation of the two new nuclear power plant units of Paks on his introductory press conference. János Süli announced that Attila Aszódi will continue his work with the nuclear power plant investment as a state secretary.
János Süli, minister without portfolio responsible for the design, construction and installation of the two new nuclear power plant units of Paks took his ministerial oath on 2 May 2017 before the Parliament.
The Parliament’s Economic Committee and Sustainable Development Committee found János Süli suitable for the position of minister without portfolio responsible for the Paks II. investment following his hearings.
Another session of the Paks Social Council took place, where János Lázár minister of the Prime Minister’s Office announced that János Süli will continue his work as a minister without portfolio responsible for the Paks II. project, and he also told the government will provide a 1,5 bn HUF worth of framework for regional development.
Dr. Attila Aszódi government commissioner gave a detailed presentation about the preparation of the new nuclear power plant units’ construction and the investment’s actualities to the Tolna County Defense Committee.
Dr. Attila Aszódi held a lecture about the actualities of the Paks II. investment on 30 March 2017 in the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, which was part of the event series organized by the Student Association of Energy.
Dr. Attila Aszódi government commissioner held an interesting lecture about the Paks II. project for about 100 pupils of the Vak Bottyán Elementary and Secondary School of Simontornya on 20 March 2017.
There was a public hearing as part of the site licensing process on 13 December 2016 in Paks, organized by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority. The interested asked dozens of questions during the more than 3 hours long event, while the experts everything in great details.
Dr. Attila Aszódi government commissioner informed the local and regional press representatives, the secondary school students of Dunaföldvár, and the residents of Paks, Szekszárd and surrounding settlements about the project’s actualities on 28 and 30 November.
Dr. Attila Aszódi, Government Commissioner for the maintenance of the performance of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant held a lecture regarding the actualities of the Paks II. project on 21 November 2016 for the strongly interested students of Széchenyi István University in Győr.