- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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MIKE HEDGES WELCOMES WALES INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PLAN DELIVERS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS ACROSS WALES
The Welsh Labour Government’s Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP) is delivering crucial infrastructure projects across Wales sustaining growth and jobs, Welsh Labour’s Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt has said as the latest annual report was published.
Mike Said.. ‘ I welcome this announcement as Swansea East has benefited considerably from this fund with projects such as new investment in Morriston Hospital, Morriston Comprehensive School, Cefn Hengoed, Burlais Primary and Lonlas School all benefitting from major investment from this fund. Without this money, major public services would not be able to modernize and people would have to deal with poorer public services. I look forward further schemes in Swansea benefitting from this investment. ‘
Since its launch in 2012, £1.2 billion of funding, over and above core departmental budgets, has supported a series of projects providing real benefits to people across Wales. These have included schemes to support affordable housing, 21st century schools to deliver learning environment that support better educational outcomes for young people, improvements to health infrastructure and protection against flooding.
The plan has also steered the implementation of around half a billion pounds of innovative finance schemes and a forward pipeline of projects worth a further £1.9bn, providing vital economic and social infrastructure across Wales.