Engineers welcome new infrastructure delivery plan at ICE HQ

ICE’s Director General, Nick Baveystock, has welcomed the Government’s National Infrastructure Delivery Plan, launched today at ICE’s HQ in Westminster.

Commenting on the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan launched at ICE’s HQ today Nick Baveystock, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Director General, said:

“The National Infrastructure Plan has evolved steadily since 2010, and this new iteration of the plan and pipeline builds on the progress made, improving visibility for investors and the supply chain. The shift in focus to delivery over 5 years sets a fresh tone – one of ‘spades in the ground’ - and we welcome the recognition that this must be complemented by a vision for the longer term.

“This brings to the fore the role of the National Infrastructure Commission in setting out the UK’s priorities up to 2050, and the importance of a robust needs assessment to underpin any vision. ICE is leading a coalition of organisations to produce an independent needs assessment. This will be published in the autumn and provided to the Commission to support its own analysis.”

Find out more about the NNA evidence gathering sessions: http://www.pinsentmasons.com/en/events/infrastructure/national-needs-assessment-conference-engagement-series-/

Notes to editors

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a leading source of professional expertise in transport, water supply and treatment, flood management, waste and energy. Established in 1818, it has 88,000 members, 25% of whom are based overseas. ICE’s vision is to place civil engineering at the heart of society, delivering sustainable development through knowledge, skills and professional expertise. ICE has long worked with the government of the day to help it to achieve its objectives, and has worked with industry to ensure that construction and civil engineering remain major contributors to the UK economy.

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