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York Street Interchange Project

Part of Infrastructure – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:45 pm on 15th November 2016.

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Photo of Christopher Hazzard Christopher Hazzard Sinn Féin 3:45 pm, 15th November 2016

Absolutely. Obviously, we will go through a tendering process, and the procurement processes are advancing well, as I have outlined. There is no doubt that, when we invest such a serious amount of money into construction works, it has a very good knock-on effect. Every £1 that is invested in construction projects creates a £4 knock-on effect for the local economy. There is no doubt that this project, like many others, will have a knock-on effect, and we will be investing hundreds of million of pounds in the years ahead on these projects. This will have a great effect on the local economy and our local construction industry.