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Anderson hails prospect of Kelvin progress

17 February, 2009

Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has welcomed the significant progress which it is hoped will lead to a resolution of the Project Kelvin controversy.

"Today's progress is significant and I am hopeful that this dispute can now be satisfactorily resolved," she commented.

"I'd particularly like to thank my party colleague, the deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP, MLA for his efforts on this issue and everyone who worked so hard for a resolution.

"The Project Kelvin affair has galvanized opinion in Derry like no other issue in recent times and I want to pay tribute to everyone - the ordinary citizens, the business community and all of the public representatives - who stood up for Derry on this issue.

"I think that a clear signal went out from this city that the days of treating Derry as a second-class city are over.

"The whole Project Kelvin issue has also shown us that we can achieve a lot if we stand together and make Derry's demands with one voice and I hope we can now maintain that unity of purpose as we progress with the regeneration of our city in the years ahead."

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