The information truck of Paks II. visited Tolna County in the last days of November and the early days of December, in Szekszárd, Tolna, Paks, Dunaföldvár, then it moved on to Bács-Kiskun County to offer information about the use of nuclear energy, the operation of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant and the Paks II. project.
– The mobile exhibition is the perfect way to inform the public in person. Based on our experience, the Hungarian people need to have such personal conversations – highlighted the communications director of Paks II. Ltd.
István Mittler said that was why it was a bit awkward that the information truck had to be stopped several times in the last two years due to the pandemic and that the opportunity to visit festivals in the summer completely had to be given up. – We are now coming to the end of the tour planned for 2019-2020, but we had to constantly redesign it due to the pandemic. In March 2020, we suspended public information in accordance with current government regulations. In the autumn of 2020, the improving trend allowed us to continue visiting the settlements for a while, but at the end of the year the mobile exhibition was forced to stop again – he explained. As he said, after a long break, the information vehicle was restarted in Paks in the summer of 2021 – those interested could visit the exhibition again at the AtomicStrength strongman competition, and then the residents of Budapest and the surrounding area could visit it at the two-day weekend event of the Association of Business and Scientific Societies. At the beginning of September, the truck visited Paks again on City Day, after which it complied with the invitation of the Western Mecsek Society Information Control and Settlement Development Municipality Association, and in the autumn it visited the settlements of Baranya and Somogy Tolna counties with more than 5000 inhabitants. At the end of the year, such settlements of Bács-Kiskun County followed.
– Of course, we comply with all pandemic regulations, the primary goal is to protect our health, so one can only visit the vehicle in a mask and we provide hand disinfectants, and we disinfect the interior of the truck several times a day – the communications director underlined.
István Mittler said that due to the pandemic, there are noticeably fewer visitors, but still more than two thousand guests per month who are interested in the exhibition presenting nuclear energy, the Paks Nuclear Power Plant and Paks II. project. Since its launch in 2009, about 440000 people have visited the exhibition, and about 73000 have visited the truck on the current tour.