MINISTER HUMPHREYS VISITS START OF PROJECT WORKS AT ULSTER CANAL

2 May 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

THE Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys visited the start of project works on the Ulster Canal on Friday morning last.

She viewed the ground investigation work which is being carried out at Derrykerrib Bridge.

Speaking about the commencement of the work, Minister Humphreys said,“After so many years of talking, it is great to finally see works underway on the restoration of the Ulster Canal between Lough Erne and Castle Saunderson. After securing approval from the Government for this project earlier this year, I have been very keen to see works getting underway as soon as possible.”

The Minister also said that she had no doubt that this project would act as a catalyst for the regeneration of this border area.

“It will provide a wonderful recreational facility for local communities and will help to attract tourists into the region. Important site investigation work is being carried out this week, in advance of the main contract works. The information gathered from the site investigation will inform the detailed design stage …

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