Minsiter Ahern Announces Government funding for Derry Airport
Minister of Foreign Affairs today announces increased Government funding for the City of Derry Airport.
Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs, said: "City of Derry Airport serves the entire North West region. Recognising its strategic importance, the Government has decided to increase its funding to allow the completion of development works at the Airport."
"The Government will contribute a total of €10.87 million to works at the Airport. The Government’s contribution is matched by the British Government under the co-funding arrangements agreed by the two Governments in March 2005.
"The two Governments’ partnership approach to the funding of City of Derry Airport is an example of how we can jointly deliver better quality infrastructure to our citizens, North and South."
The Minister added: "As announced earlier this week in our new National Development Plan, we propose to invest in other such strategic infrastructure projects that can be of mutual benefit. I will be discussing such proposals with the British Government and with the Northern Ireland Executive on restoration".Top