Belfast on the move with transport and sporting investment – McCorley
Sinn Féin MLA Rosie McCorley has welcomed the announcement of almost £300 million for major transport projects in Belfast and the redevelopment of sports stadiums including Casement Park.
Ms McCorley said;
"Today's Executive budget contains significant funding announcements for two key transport schemes in Belfast; the Belfast Rapid Transport project and the Belfast Transport Hub.
"The budget includes £58.9m for the Belfast Rapid Transport project and £143m for the Belfast Transport Hub.
"This means Belfast's transport system will be transformed by more than £200 million in funding.
"The Executive budget also includes a £90m funding package for the upgrade of regional and sub-regional sports stadia, which includes the redevelopment of Casement Park.
"The multimillion redevelopment of Casement park is part of the wider regeneration of west Belfast and a multi-million pound stadium will create a first-class home for Gaelic Games in the city as well as boosting the economy of the area."