May 17, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - New Brunswick is observing National Public Works Week, Sunday, May 16, to Friday, May 22.
"Our government has made record investments in the development of new and improved infrastructure," said Premier Shawn Graham. "These investments have been a central part of our plan to grow our economy and to keep New Brunswickers working in the midst of a global recession. "I hope New Brunswickers will join me in paying tribute to the many individuals throughout our province who ensure that our public buildings, roadways, and other critical infrastructure is properly maintained and serves taxpayers well."
The purpose of National Public Works Week, which takes place the third week of May, is to recognize the importance of public infrastructure and services.
"This is a time to recognize the hard work by our public works professionals who build, operate, maintain, and design important infrastructure in New Brunswick communities," said Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty. "These facilities and services show government investments at work and they play an important role in our economic growth and way of life."
More information on National Public Works Week can be found at the Canadian Public Works Association website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sheri Strickland, communications, Department of Supply and Services, 506-457-7903.