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Concrete Sector Welcomes New Government Infrastructure Package

11 Feb 2009

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Concrete Sector Welcomes New Government Infrastructure Package

The Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) Chief Executive, Rob Gaimster, has praised the Government’s fast-tracking of $500 million worth of infrastructure projects announced today.

“The education, roading and state housing initiatives will assist in alleviating concerns over job security by providing work within the concrete sector, and the construction industry in general, as well as within local communities,” says Mr Gaimster.

“I applaud the Government for this series of initiatives. While the construction industry is clearly hurting in the current economic climate, this immediate commitment to infrastructure investment will provide much-needed stimulus to New Zealand’s struggling economy, assisting us to move into a period of growth,” says Mr Gaimster.

He says the emphasis on implementing projects without delay, along with their nationwide focus is very pleasing.

“The Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand looks forward to the increased construction funding over the next three to four years and contributing to the Government’s infrastructure development strategies and investment plans,” says Mr Gaimster.