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Aug 27, 2019, 09:00 ET
CHARLOTTETOWN, Aug. 27, 2019/CNW/ – Investing in green and recreational infrastructure helps create dynamic, healthy communities. All for residents and their families. The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island recognize that strategic investments in infrastructure. For they also play a key role in supporting livable communities. Especially while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class.
Today, Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Member of Parliament for on behalf of the Honourable François- , Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Also the Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, Government of and His Worship, , Mayor of the announced funding for six wastewater and community infrastructure projects in the .
Two projects will see improvements to the city’s wastewater services. That’s also including upgrades to Waste-Water Treatment Plant. As well as improvements to seven sewer lift stations across the city. These projects will increase the city’s capacity. Especially to manage and treat wastewater. Thereby leading to a cleaner environment for residents.
In addition, other projects will sl see improvements to recreation spaces in the city. For that’s including expanding , improving accessibility in Queen improving access to the Parkman Soccer Complex, the Acadian Forest Park. That’s as well as nearby walking and biking trails via Wrights Creek Bridge. These projects will provide increased opportunities for residents and their families. Moreover to come together and stay active, while also increasing recreational tourism in the area.
Furthermore, The Government of is investing more than in the six projects. This is also through its Investing in infrastructure plan. So the Province of is contributing over .5 million. Furthermore the municipality is contributing the remainder.
“The Government of recognizes that modern wastewater services, and accessible community and recreational spaces are key to creating healthy communities for families, friends and visitors to gather and be active. The infrastructure projects announced today will improve the quality of life for residents and increase tourism potential in this beautiful city.”
on behalf of the Honourable François- , Minister of Infrastructure and Communities!Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Furthermore he is Member of Parliament for
“Green space, walking and cycling trails, ball fields and other community recreation spaces all make a great place to live. Investments in any Island community make our whole province stronger.”
The Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, Government of
“We wish to thank the Federal and Provincial governments for their continued cooperation and support. Especially on infrastructure projects in the Birthplace of Confederation. This multi-level commitment also shows that all levels of government share goals. This goal is creating healthy communities. Moreover with a focus on the environment. That’s as well as the overall quality of life of our residents. These projects will furthermore have a lasting legacy for future generations.”
, Mayor of the
- Through the Investing in infrastructure plan, the Government of is investing more than 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and rural and northern communities.
- of this funding is supporting social infrastructure in Canadian communities.
- of this funding is supporting green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- These investments also complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy; a federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
3. Clean growth and climate change;
4. Trade and investment;
residents also to benefit from green and community infrastructure investments
Joint federal and provincial funding will support six projects in the including recreational, wastewater and community infrastructure improvements.
The Government of is investing more than towards these six projects through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (NRP), the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) and the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in infrastructure plan. The Government of is contributing over . The is responsible for the remainder of the project costs.
Investing in : Long-Term Infrastructure Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html
Investing in Plan Project Map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map
Federal infrastructure investments in : https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/investments-2002-investissements/pe-eng.html
Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada