Infrastructure commission announcement hailed a bold and positive move

ICE comments on Government’s announcement of a National Infrastructure Commission, to be chaired by Lord Adonis.

Lord Adonis speaking at ICE Manifesto for Infrastructure launch
Lord Adonis speaking at ICE Manifesto for Infrastructure launch
  • Updated: 05 October, 2015
  • Author: Kate Ison

Commenting on Government’s announcement of a National Infrastructure Commission, to be chaired by Lord Adonis – Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Director General, Nick Baveystock, said:

“This is a bold and positive move by Government. Infrastructure must be planned for the long term and the pressing need for an independent body, as a mechanism to build political consensus, has been recognised. We look forward to working with the Commission - ICE has already convened a coalition of business, industry and academic leaders to produce an evidence based assessment of the UK’s future infrastructure needs and we hope this can feed into the work. This is about making the right strategic choices.”

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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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