Natural Resources

Natural Resources to invest $4.9 million in capital construction, improvements (08/12/18)

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Dec. 18, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Dam repairs at the Musquash watershed and enhancements to the Sentier NB Trail system were part of the $4.9-million, 2009-10 departmental capital budget announced by Minister of Natural Resources Wally Stiles.

Stiles said that $2.1 million will be invested in infrastructure for the New Brunswick trails system.

"This is great news for both New Brunswickers and tourists," Stiles said. "Our government is committed to a safe, well-maintained trail system for the public's enjoyment."

Another $2.4 million will be invested in ongoing repairs to the earthen and concrete dams at the Musquash watershed, near Saint John.

"This system of dams within the Musquash watershed was built in the 1920s, and was in need of major rehabilitation," said Stiles. "The investment we are announcing today will allow us to largely complete repairs to the infrastructure, which began in 2000, and will contribute to improved public safety in this area."

The 2009-10 budget also includes $400,000 to complete the new district office now under construction in Richibucto.


MEDIA CONTACT: Chrystiane Mallaley, communications, Department of Natural Resources, 506-453-2614.