|Yarmouth, February 16,2007 - |
The Hebron Industrial Park will soon be expanding thanks to funding through the Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.
The expansion will include the installation of 300 metres of watermain, sanitary and storm sewers. It will open 13 lots to potential business park clients.
Federal and provincial funding of $689,524 was announced today, Feb. 16. The Yarmouth Area Industrial Commission and its partners will fund the balance upon formal acceptance of the agreement and environmental assessment approval.
“The expansion of the industrial park will bring many economic opportunities for this region,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “This investment will help attract new businesses and create opportunities for Nova Scotians.”
“Canada’s New Government is getting things done for the people of Yarmouth,” said Senator Gerald Comeau, on behalf of Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of ACOA. “This investment of over $1 million for the park expansion will strengthen the community’s infrastructure and also provide additional business park clients.”
The new infrastructure program supports community infrastructure improvements, such as water, wastewater, and solid waste management.
“With the funding announcement for the expansion of the industrial park in Hebron, Yarmouth County, we have proven once again that the three levels of government can work together providing infrastructure to create economic opportunities in Yarmouth County,” said Bryan Smith, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Yarmouth.
The $111 million, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund is administered by ACOA and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities are members of the management committee.
For more information:
Communications - ACOA Nova Scotia
Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat