EXAMINATION OF SATISFACTION RELATED TO INVESTMENTS (2006-2011) ACCOMPLISHED BY THE LOCAL COUNCIL IN ABONY

B. Zsótér, A.Tóth

In Abony there was a large number of investments between 2006 and 2011 which involved infrastructure. A significant part of them was realized in the framework of EU subsidies and also with the financial support of New Hungary Development Plan – Central-Hungarian Operative Program. During our research we applied the questionnaire method as a result of which we had 608 questionnaire forms filled in. We aimed to examine if there was a change in life quality and the standards of living of the inhabitants due to the investments and also how much they are satisfied with the work of town development of the local council. We can conclude from the research that the investments were not efficient and successful enough. They did not affect most of the inhabitants positively, and the inhabitants think that these investments were not really necessary. There are several reasons for this opinion, for example lack of workplaces, the bad quality roads and lack of entertainment facilities.

Keywords: investment, infrastructure, standards of living, resident satisfaction, lack of workplaces

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