Ms Anderson said,
“I will be meeting on Friday 6th July with interested parties including local political representatives, representatives of Newry and Mourne Council, Louth County Council, Cross Border Groups and representatives of various Chambers of Commerce.
“The development of this bridge has gone through several stages and is now with the Special European Union Programme Body (SEUPB) in order to attain funding for its completion.
“I recognise the value of this bridge to the entire region in developing economic prosperity especially in the tourism sector so it is important that we are all singing from the one hymn sheet in order to secure the funding.
“This meeting is designed to bring all the interested parties together to devise a strategy that will allow us to go forward with one united voice.
“Not only is there cross party support for the project but there is also cross border support and I intend to lobby on behalf of the region with the SEUPB so that we can be successful in delivering this project which has the potential to revitalise South Down and North Louth region.”