Nine previously announced projects in Offaly could be advanced if the Government secures an EU stimulus package. That’s according to the Construction Industry Federation who has published a national list of such projects.
Theses include the Edenderry Sewerage Scheme Contract 1 (Network),Contract 2(Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade), Birr Sewerage Scheme Contract 1 (Network and storm tanks), Birr Water Supply Scheme Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, Tullamore Sewerage Scheme (G) Contract 1 (Wastewater Treatment Plant - DBO), Tullamore Sewerage Scheme Phase 5 (G), Contract 2 (Network), Water Treatment Plant Upgrade (Clonaslee),
Water Conservation Stage 3 Works Watermains Rehabilitation Project Phase 1 and the N52 Tullamore Kilbeggan Link road.
Nationally, the CIF has identified 52 road projects, 319 water service projects, 11 third level projects, 10 health projects, six justice projects, three motorway service areas and 13 miscellaneous projects which could be pushed forward by the package.
Speaking about the list, CIF Director General Tom Parlon said, “Since the possibility of an EU stimulus package was first suggested, the CIF has been looking into what projects could be included, including nine projects based in Offaly. By going through Government published data and intelligence provided by our own members, we have been able to compile this list which identifies hundreds of projects all around Ireland that could benefit from the EU stimulus deal.
“The projects listed are labour intensive and fit in with the Government’s ongoing investment priorities. They would also help stimulate economic growth, not just in selected areas but on a nationwide basis. For a stimulus package to be really effective we need to see a very wide impact, which would not be regionally specific. If this list of projects were implemented then there would be a boost in employment and investment in practically every county in Ireland,” he said.
He said all that remains is for the Government to secure the package.