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Committee welcomes funding boost for Infrastructure

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 26 October 2016

Reference: CfI 07/16/17

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the £30 million funding boost for infrastructure detailed in the October Monitoring statement.

Chairperson of the Committee, William Humphrey MLA said: "My Committee is very pleased to see that infrastructure and infrastructure projects have been allocated significant funds in the recent October Monitoring Round.

"The monies will provide £15 million for roads, including much needed maintenance, £10 million for buses and £5 million for deprived areas. We cannot overstate the importance of this funding boost.

"Upgrading, repairing and maintaining roads not only enables people to travel throughout the region, it provides real opportunities for the movement of goods, which is the lifeblood of our economy. Similarly, funds for new buses for Translink will help our environment by providing alternatives to cars.

"My Committee also believes that the monies allocated for deprived areas will make it easier to help communities play a full part in building our economy and society; something that we all know is important.

"We will be keeping our eye on the way these funding programmes are rolled out and administered and will be looking forward to positive outcomes."

ENDS.

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