Trade Mission:  Singapore

Part of Oral Answers to Questions – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:15 pm on 17th February 2014.

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Photo of Arlene Foster Arlene Foster DUP 3:15 pm, 17th February 2014

That issue has come up on many occasions, and I have always said to the councils involved that they need to bring forward their proposition to us so that we are aware of the offering in the council area.  We have 26 councils at present, and that will soon be down to 11.

In particular, I ask the Member to look at our newly developed app for each of the council areas.  Councils can put their individual strengths and skills advantages on the app so that it can be given to all potential investors.  I know that she will join me in welcoming the recent announcement of jobs in O'Neills.  Over 60 jobs were created with the help of the jobs fund in a very worthwhile and good investment for Strabane.