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Greenways should continue to be promoted - McGuigan

1 August, 2017 - by Philip McGuigan

Sinn Féin MLA and Infrastructure spokesperson Phillip McGuigan has called on the Department of Infrastructure to continue to prioritise the Greenway strategy launched by Sinn Féin Minister Chris Hazzard.

Speaking today following a meeting with the permanent secretary of the department Mr McGuigan said:

"Greenway projects have proved hugely beneficial and attractive for local communities.

"We have seen since the development of some key Greenway projects an increase in people using them and benefit to local economies surrounding them.

"They promote sustainable active travel and aid tourism. I want to see this potential realised right across the North and on a cross-border basis. The implementation of the department's Greenway strategy is key to this.

"I encouraged the department to provide capital funding as quickly as possible to assist local councils to devise and develop these projects."

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