$18.5M al­lo­cated for 7 small craft har­bours in Labrador

The Labradorian - - Sports -

CHAR­LOT­TE­TOWN, N.L. – The fed­eral gov­ern­ment has an­nounced $18.5 mil­lion for seven small craft har­bour projects in Labrador.

“In­vest­ing in the lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture helps not just the com­mer­cial fish­ing in­dus­try, but the com­mu­ni­ties in Labrador as a whole,” Labrador MP Yvonne Jones said in a Aug. 17 re­lease.

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment is in­vest­ing $250 mil­lion over two years to re­new small craft har­bours.

That is in ad­di­tion to $100 mil­lion that will be in­vested in 2018-19 for re­pairs, main­te­nance, con­struc­tion, and dredg­ing at core com­mer­cial fish­ing har­bours across the coun­try.

Har­bour restora­tion projects are un­der­taken in co­op­er­a­tion with lo­cal har­bour au­thor­i­ties.

“I am proud that we are in­vest­ing in peo­ple, pro­mot­ing in­clu­sive growth and build­ing stronger com­mu­ni­ties,” Jones said.

“The work car­ried out will not only re­new and main­tain the in­fra­struc­ture that is es­sen­tial to the re­gion, but also stim­u­late job op­por­tu­ni­ties that will ben­e­fit fish­er­men and sup­port our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.”

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Labrador MP Yvonne Jones an­nounced the fund­ing on Aug. 17

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