18/12/2015

Almost £300m Announced For Transport And Stadium Development Funding

Almost £300 million of investment has been announced for major transport projects and the redevelopment of sports stadiums in Belfast.

Welcoming the news, Sinn Féin MLA Rosie McCorley said: "Today's Executive budget contains significant funding announcements for two key transport schemes in Belfast; the Belfast Rapid Transport project and the Belfast Transport Hub. 

"The budget includes £58.9m for the Belfast Rapid Transport project and £143m for the Belfast Transport Hub. 
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"This means Belfast's transport system will be transformed by more than £200 million in funding. 

"The Executive budget also includes a £90m funding package for the upgrade of regional and sub-regional sports stadia, which includes the redevelopment of Casement Park. 

"The multimillion redevelopment of Casement park is part of the wider regeneration of west Belfast and a multi-million pound stadium will create a first-class home for Gaelic Games in the city as well as boosting the economy of the area." 

(MH)

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