Education minister unveils capital projects for 2003-2004 (02/12/20)

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Dec. 20, 2002

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Education Minister Dennis Furlong today presented the capital budget estimates for the Department of Education for 2003-2004.

"This $34-million budget includes the fourth and final $25-million instalment in our $100-million Healthy Schools initiative," Furlong said. "This initiative has involved hundreds of projects in schools throughout our province that have had a positive impact on the health and safety of students, teachers and other staff in their learning and working environment."

The 2003-2004 capital budget includes new major capital construction projects that will be undertaken by the Department of Education as well as additional funding for ongoing major construction projects.

These projects include:

Furlong said details of the Department of Education's $775 million ordinary account budget will be released later.


MEDIA CONTACTS: Steve Benteau or Hugues Beaulieu, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-4714.