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Budapest’s Danube Embankments Reopen After Successful Flood Cleanup

Following the recent flooding of the Danube River, the city’s lower embankments on both the Buda and Pest sides have been successfully cleaned and reopened to vehicle traffic as of Monday morning. The cleanup efforts were carried out by the Budapest Public Works Company (BKM) in collaboration with other relevant organizations of the Budapest Municipal Government.

As the water levels of the Danube receded, the BKM’s Public Sanitation Division seized the opportunity to begin a comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting operation on Saturday night. A team of 43 manual road maintenance workers and 12 cleaners, equipped with loading and transport machines, worked tirelessly to remove debris left behind by the floodwaters. Following the removal of debris, high-pressure washing equipment was used to clean the contaminated surfaces.

The cleanup efforts continued throughout Sunday, with 46 manual road maintenance workers and 29 cleaning, loading, and transport machines working across three shifts. The goal was to ensure that both lower embankments would be accessible to vehicles by Monday morning, and this target was successfully met.

Tourists visiting Budapest can now safely explore the city’s iconic Danube embankments, which offer stunning views of the river and the city’s architectural marvels. The swift response and efficient cleanup operation demonstrate the city’s commitment to maintaining a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for both residents and visitors alike.

As Budapest continues to recover from the flooding, visitors are encouraged to show their support for the local community by exploring the city’s many attractions, supporting local businesses, and experiencing the warmth and resilience of the Hungarian people.

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