Murphy Backs City Regeneration Bid

Last week's City of Quarters Conference has been hailed a success in promoting a better infrastructure for Belfast.

Pictured are the NI Minister for Regional Development Conor Murphy with international experts on city regeneration and economic renewal (left to right) Thomas A. Dunne from Fordham University, New York and Dr Antonio Hermosilla from Barcelona.
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Speaking at the conference, Minister Murphy announced an agreement between DRD, Translink and SIB to explore the opportunities for a new Integrated Transport Hub for Belfast.

The two day summit aimed at exchanging ideas and best practice to enable Belfast City to speak with one voice in promoting its resources, cultural diversity, expertise, skills and people both locally and internationally.

A follow up summit is scheduled to take place in 9th-10th June in New York in order to showcase the Belfast City's proposition to investors as well as political and community representatives in the USA.


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