Regional Development Corporation

$500,000 investment to be made in Charlo infrastructure (09/08/11)

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Aug. 11, 2009

CHARLO (CNB) - An investment of $500,000 will be made in a strategic infrastructure project in the Village of Charlo. Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Donald Arseneault, who is also minister responsible for the Northern New Brunswick Initiative, made the announcement today.

"We need adequate infrastructure to make Charlo and northern New Brunswick a place in which to invest and to create new opportunities to help us attain our goal of self-sufficiency," said Arseneault.

Joining Arseneault for the announcement was Charlo Mayor André Carrier.

The funding is provided under the $100-million Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Initiative, and will be used toward infrastructure improvements to the Blue Heron campground, which is operated by the village. The project includes upgrades to the comfort station, washroom/change cabana, electronic gate system, and electrical upgrades.

"The Village of Charlo would like to acknowledge the continued support of the provincial government with our goal of making Charlo a tourism destination, which includes Blue Heron Camping," said Carrier.

The Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Initiative is a four-year undertaking that ends in March 2012. The initiative funds strategic investments in three priority areas: transportation, business and strategic infrastructure. Eligible areas for assistance include those defined by the Restigouche, Chaleur, Acadian Peninsula and Miramichi Community economic development agencies, which includes Rogersville.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Bruce Macfarlane, Regional Development Corporation, 506-444-4606.

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