Liberals announce close to $100 million dollar infrastructure investment

By Vanessa Ybarra
March 11, 2017 - 3:19pm Updated: March 15, 2017 - 12:31pm

PITT MEADOWS, B.C. — Expect more hammers to be swinging in B.C

On Saturday, the federal and provincial government announced they're investing more than $87 million to go towards 26 new infrastructure projects throughout B.C.

The projects include green energy systems, solid waste management, drinking water, wastewater management, highways, roads, bridges, disaster mitigation, regional airport improvements and broadband access.

"Infrastructure investments are key to creating well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians, and boosting economic development," said Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence on behalf of Amarjett Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities."The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these 26 infrastructure projects, as they will have a positive and lasting impact in communities across British Columbia."

Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.says the joint investment will provide much-needed relief for smaller communities.

"By aligning municipal, federal and provincial dollars, the Small Communities Fund eases the challenge of meeting the infrastructure demands that small communities face - ultimately benefiting British Columbians throughout the province," said Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development."

The Liberals didn't specify when and where the projects will break ground.

 

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