Devolved Nations set out a manifesto for infrastructure

The ICE’s Devolved Manifestos have set forth priorities and recommendations for the devolved nations

ICE NI Director Richard Kirk and Northern Ireland Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen AM.
ICE NI Director Richard Kirk and Northern Ireland Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen AM.

The ICE has released a series of Devolved Manifestos setting out its priorities for infrastructure ahead of the upcoming devolved elections.

Manifestos have been launched in Northern Ireland, London, Scotland and Wales, each urging politicians in the devolved assemblies to commit to infrastructure and include bespoke recommendations in their political manifestos. Calls for each nation centred on ensuring the delivery of key projects, the resilience of the networks and securing long term investment.

The manifestos were commissioned and released as a continuation of the ICE's Commit To Infrastructure campaign, which was launched last year prior to the General Election.

ICE's recommendations resonated with devolved political leaders and the media. Northern Irelands' Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen AM hosted the launch at Stormont, Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Government Business, received ICE Wales Cymru's manifesto at the Senedd and Business and Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP met ICE Scotland following their launch.

A column in the Evening Standard also echoed ICE London's call for a more radical approach to securing the £1.3trillion investment needed in the capital's infrastructure by 2050.

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