Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Initiative

Province investing $2.8 million to support industrial park (09/03/30)

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March 30, 2009

BERESFORD (CNB) - The provincial government is investing $2.8 million to assist in the development of an industrial park expected to make Beresford and the Chaleur region more attractive to businesses. Roland Haché, minister responsible for the Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Initiative, made the announcement today.

"The Province of New Brunswick is proud to invest in this important strategic infrastructure project for Beresford and the Chaleur region," said Haché. "To attain our goal of self-sufficiency, we need adequate tools to make northern New Brunswick a place in which to invest, and to create new opportunities."

Funding under the government's $100-million Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Initiative will be used to make service improvements by extending water and sewer services to the town's industrial park.

"The extension of the water and sewer services to the industrial park is a project we've been looking forward to for a long time," said Beresford Mayor Raoul Charest, who joined Haché at the announcement. "With this in place, we can offer quality services to clients, and we are in a better position to promote and develop our industrial park by having more attractive options to future users."

The Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Initiative is a four-year undertaking that expires in March 2012. The initiative, managed through the Regional Development Corporation, funds strategic investments in three priority areas: transportation, business and strategic infrastructure.

Eligible areas available for assistance include those defined by the Restigouche, Chaleur, Acadian Peninsula, and Miramichi community economic development agencies, including Rogersville.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Bruce Macfarlane, Communications New Brunswick, 506-444-4606.

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