McMillan Welcomes Progress on Delivering Infrastructure Projects

Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) has welcomed the news from the Scottish Government that progress is well underway towards delivering major infrastructure projects across Scotland.

The findings are outlined in the Scottish Government’s six monthly Infrastructure Investment Plan project pipeline provides an update on progress of projects set out in the IIP through to 2030. Here in Inverclyde the Scottish Government is delivering provision of facilities for 30 older peoples continuing care beds and 12 adult continuing care beds at £8.6m and also the building of St Patrick’s Primary School with total capital investment of between £5.9m & £6.8m.

Overall investment by the Scottish Government in infrastructure projects will exceed 8 billion between 2014-15 to 2015-16 and represents one of the key areas of support for Scotland’s Economic Strategy.

Commenting, Stuart McMillan said:

“I’m pleased to learn of the progress being delivered by this SNP Government on infrastructure projects here in Inverclyde and throughout Scotland.

“At a time when the UK Government is continuing to press ahead with austerity and squeezing the public purse, it’s very much welcome to see the actions being taken in Scotland by the SNP Government to invest in our cities and towns.

“As the Infrastructure Secretary indicated, the steps being taken demonstrate what is being achieved now, but also what more could be done if the UK Government were willing to change its course on public spending.

“This Government will continue to invest in Scotland’s infrastructure both to stimulate growth and to lay the foundations for long term success.”

Scottish Government IIP Project Pipeline – http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Finance/18232/IIP/IIPProjectPipeline 

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