Commenting on the publication of the Conservative's general election manifesto, Nick Baveystock, Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers, said:
"We face some big challenges as a country, including, crucially, the need to decarbonise and build a net-zero economy. This will support attempts to improve quality of life, provide cleaner air and deliver opportunity.
"Infrastructure investment is central to delivering that. To have any chance of achieving this we collectively need to make difficult choices to construct a comprehensive national infrastructure strategy that delivers the net-zero target and improves productivity across the economy. Whoever forms the next government, this is what they must drive."