Parties must outline priorities for infrastructure

26 November 2019

DUP South Antrim Westminster candidate Paul Girvan has called on other parties to outline their commitments and what investment they have been seeking for Northern Ireland’s infrastructure.

Paul Girvan

Paul Girvan

Mr Girvan said,

“The DUP has an unrivalled record of securing investment for infrastructure in Northern Ireland and publishing ambitious plans for our infrastructure.  Whilst other parties talk about Irish unity, they fail to focus on what matters to people such as better bus, rail and roads infrastructure.

A central part of our 12 Point Plan to get Northern Ireland moving again is our public transport and infrastructure. Good infrastructure, investing in our roads, improving connections between our key towns and cities is of strategic importance to help our environment and boosting our economy.

There are substantial benefits to be gained from their completion from improving delivery services to supporting the growth and competitiveness of our private sector. A Minister is needed and we are prepared to nominate for Executive posts today.

Only the DUP has secured much needed infrastructure funding. It was the DUP who delivered £400 million for new infrastructure projects like the York Street Interchange. 

We have innovative ideas for our infrastructure including high speed rail links between Belfast and Dublin. But we need the willingness of others to get Northern Ireland moving again.

So far it has only been the DUP who have been able to secure investment for our roads as a result of the Confidence and Supply Agreement. What are the key infrastructure priorities of others which will help our environment and aid economic growth?

It’s time to get Northern Ireland moving again.”

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