Wales Publishes £15bn Construction Work Pipeline

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012
  The Welsh Government has published a pipeline of capital construction projects worth £15bn over the next decade. It was announced yesterday that the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan for Growth and Jobs contains more than £3.5bn over this Spending Review period.   First Minister Carwyn Jones said: “We are a government committed to the provision of infrastructure and the creation of jobs.  We want to take every opportunity to increase capital investment, despite the severe cuts in our budget.   “We want to create a Wales with a strong economy that has 21st century transport, IT and energy networks  We want a low-carbon Wales with sustainability at its core and a skilled and efficient Wales where businesses thrive and our expertise are globally renowned.  Through the Plan we can make this happen.”   Finance Minister Jane Hutt said: “For the first time we are giving the private sector, public sector and third sector a clear vision of our priorities over the next 10 years. This will help them to ensure they are well placed – adequately skilled and resourced – to support the key projects we will be funding.”   Projects in the plan include:   For details of the full investment plan click here