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McAleer welcomes new Omagh office for Rivers Agency

13 November, 2014 - by Declan McAleer


Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed the opening of a new state-of-the-art office for the Western Regional River Agency in Omagh.

 Mr McAleer said,

 “This new office will allow the different departments of the River Agency to be situated under one roof and will add to improving efficiencies within the agency.

 “I am delighted that as part of the decentralisation of her Department the Minister has chosen Omagh for the office, which will house up to 40 staff.

 “This new state-of-the-art office will improve conditions for staff and visitors alike and service the entire western area.

 “The River Agency has an important role to play. It ensures environmental projects along our rivers are enhanced but also rivers are properly managed to prevent the flooding, which has blighted so many communities in recent years.

 “Having all the various elements of the Agency under the one roof will improve communication and cooperation allowing a quicker response to incidents in the West.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

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