DFI Minister welcomes £25million stimulus package funding

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Friday, October 28th, 2016
Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has welcomed an additional £25million funding allocation to stimulate and support infrastructure development. hazzard6The funding is part of the Executive’s First Step Stimulus package announced during the October Monitoring round and it will be invested in roads maintenance and new buses. Minister Hazzard said, “This £25million is a significant boost for the infrastructure sector ‎and will help secure jobs in the construction and transport industries. “The £15million for roads will see communities across the north benefit from a better and safer ‎roads network. This additional funding will target structural maintenance on the local road network to help address maintenance backlogs. It will also provide new drainage, reconstruction and resurfacing of around 150 kilometres of road. “This announcement is a welcome boost for the public and the construction industry and will help sustain hundreds of jobs in the sector. This funding also allows me to advance preparatory development on a number of very important projects including Buncrana Road A2, the Enniskillen bypass and Cookstown bypass,” he explained. ‎ “Improving the public transport network is a key outcome in the draft Programme for Government and the £10million allocated demonstrates the Executive’s commitment to achieving this. This funding secures 45 new buses for Ulsterbus, Goldline and Metro which will modernise our fleet, improve reliability and enhance our offer to customers. “These will be Euro 6 buses which meet the lowest emission standards and a number of the vehicles will be procured locally, supporting the local economy. Hazzard added, “My Department has also been allocated £1million capital funding for investment in LED street lighting. This is especially welcome as we approach the winter months and this investment will be used to deliver an additional 20 street lighting schemes in towns across the north.”
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