WE DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO … WHAT­EVER IS DONE IS DONE AS CHEAPLY AS POS­SI­BLE

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

DEPUTY county coun­cil leader Cllr Alex King said that KCC’s ef­forts to forge links with in­ter­na­tional part­ners was bring­ing enor­mous ben­e­fits to the county. “We do what we think we need to do and noth­ing more. We main­tain the prin­ci­ple that what­ever is done is done as cheaply as pos­si­ble. It [for­eign travel] is bring­ing div­i­dends to Kent as a whole, not just KCC, par­tic­u­larly for trade and in­ward in­vest­ment rea­sons.” He said that it is cru­cial Kent ex­ploits its in­ter­na­tional con­nec­tions to help de­liver the tens of thou­sands of jobs ex­pected un­der the Gov­ern­ment’s growth agenda in the Thames Gate­way and Ash­ford. “One of things hap­pen­ing as a re­sult of our con­nec­tions with Vir­ginia is that we are stag­ing an in­vest­ment sem­i­nar in Wash­ing­ton which will be all about pro­mot­ing the Thames Gate­way. “It will be the first time the Gate­way has been pro­moted in North Amer­ica. “It is not some­thing the Gov­ern­ment has sug­gested but we feel we need to max­imise our op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

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