Loughran welcomes Narrow Water Bridge decision
Louth Sinn Féin County Councillor Jim Loughran has welcomed the decision by the Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB) to reinstate the Narrow Water Bridge project for consideration for funding.
Speaking to Newry Times, Loughran said it was great news for the region of Louth and South Down and will ‘add impetus to the project’. He continued, “There was great disappointment throughout the region when the project was refused by the SEUPB earlier in the year. However, an appeal was quickly launched by Louth County Council with cross party political support in Louth and Down and the support of the communities.
“As a result the SEUPB have now indicated that the project can now proceed to the next stage. It is important for the development of the region in terms of tourism and economic recovery that this bridge is completed.”
He added, “On behalf of my fellow councillors on Louth County Council, particularly in North Louth, and the communities which we represent I would like to thank Louth County Council officials for their commitment to the bridge project over the past number of years and congratulate them on the project now moving forward in the process for consideration for funding.”
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