Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Tourism, Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed match funding of £1million for a new state of the art Tourist Information Centre to be located in Waterloo Place
Cllr. Cooper said:
“Following discussion between myself, the Finance Minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA, Council Officers and the Tourist Board I am satisfied that the required shortfall funding of £1 million has now been secured to progress the relocation of the Tourist Information Centre from Foyle Street to a more central and accessible location in Waterloo Square..
“While Council funding had already been ring-fenced a shortfall in the required funding caused a delay of almost two years in moving the project forward.
“I am encouraged by the outcome of the conversations I have had with Finance Minister Ó Muilleoir and the council which has now seen the tourist board move to address the issue.
“The new Tourist Information Centre, which will move into the former Ulster Bank Building in Waterloo Place, will not only provide enhanced service to tourists but the extra footfall will be welcomed by the traders in the Strand Road/Waterloo area of the City.
“This will be a state of the art facility which is what international visitors expect and which will contribute to the positive marketing of the City and region.” CRÍOCH/END