The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced details of a €2.8 million package to assist 13 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 51 harbor development and repair project in the country.
The package provides funding for maintenance and repair works in addition to supporting the ongoing development and enhancement of harbor facilities including some marine leisure developments.
The Minister said: “I am delighted to announce the continuation of our program to assist Coastal Local Authorities in the repair and development of fishery and aquaculture linked infrastructure in small harbors under their ownership.”
The Local Authority program forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2017 Fishery harbor and Coastal Infrastructure Development Program, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75% the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.
Minister Creed concluded the announcement by saying “The diverse range of projects approved for funding under the program are geographically spread across 13 Local Authorities and will not only create much needed local employment over the time span of the projects, but equally will further enhance the amenities provided to the wider Marine community in these coastal areas.”