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26/10/2021

EU stimulus could complete water, sewage plants, says construction group

An EU stimulus package could pay for the needed upgrades of Kilkenny’s water and sewage treatment plants and the N24 Mooncoin bypass, according to the Construction Industry Federation.

An EU stimulus package could pay for the needed upgrades of Kilkenny’s water and sewage treatment plants and the N24 Mooncoin bypass, according to the Construction Industry Federation.

The projects are included on a CIF “list of previously announced projects which could be advanced if the Government secures an EU stimulus package.”

“Since the possibility of an EU stimulus package was first suggested, the CIF has been looking into what projects could be included, including 26 projects based in Kilkenny,” CIF director general Tom Parlon said in a statement.

“The CIF hopes that by publishing this list of potential projects it will help sharpen Government thinking on the potential stimulus package. By seeing just how many projects could be impacted by this deal, we believe it could help further the resolve of the Government to advance negotiations with their European partners,” he said.

“There may be many more projects which could also be included in the deal and which would also provide jobs, investment and other benefits around the country. However, we hope this list will act as a strong flavour of what can be achieved if the stimulus package is finalised in the near future.”

The list includes 25 water and sewerage schemes in County Kilkenny, from Bennettsbridge and Castlecomer to Piltown and Urlingford. It lists the N24 Mooncoin bypass western corridor among road projects that could be completed.

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