Feb 15, 2010
BELLEDUNE (CNB) - New highway signage on Route 11 promoting Belledune's port and industrial district was unveiled today.
Participating in the event were Transportation Minister Denis Landry, Education Minister Roland Haché, Belledune Mayor Nick Duivenvoorden and Rayburn Doucett, chief executive officer and president, Belledune Port Authority.
"This government is moving quickly on the Action Plan for Self-Sufficiency in Northern New Brunswick," said Landry. "Our department is pleased to be supporting the municipality to raise the profile of this key anchor in the northern industrial corridor, particularly for potential investors and visitors in efforts to attract more businesses here."
Previous signage on Route 11 informed motorists of the presence of the village but did not highlight the presence of the port.
"This enhanced signage follows up our investment of $20.4 million to expand the Port of Belledune so it will be better positioned to provide shipping companies, importers and exporters with easy access to global markets," said Haché. "The port can handle any and all goods and be a catalyst for further economic growth opportunities such as modular fabrication and component industries."
The three-year action plan, released in January, outlines specific actions and outcomes to develop the economy in northern New Brunswick.
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.