Anderson: Infrastructure ministers spending plan must address regional inequality

In awaiting the Infrastructure Ministers spending plans for capital works, Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has stated that the goal of tackling regional inequality needs to be an integral part of the Departments plans moving forward.

The Foyle MLA stated:

“It is vital that capital projects that address regional inequality are a key priority for the minister when deciding on her spending allocation.

“Projects such as the A5 and A6 are executive flagships, and are vital for improving connectivity, road safety and changing the economic fortunes of the north west.

“Meanwhile other projects are of interest to those in the north west , including the A2 Buncrana road, the Ballykelly bypass and the phase 3 Derry-Belfast rail works, and people would like to see progress on these schemes.

“I look forward to scrutinising the Infrastructure ministers spending plans while continuing to raise the vital issue of tackling regional inequality, of which infrastructure has a central role to play.