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Engineers Ireland in call for new planning minister

  • 18-02-2016 4:28pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 710 MrMorooka


    http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2016/0218/769091-engineers-ireland-call/
    Engineers Ireland has called for the appointment of a Minister for Infrastructure with specific responsibility for planning and delivering strategic national infrastructure projects in the next government.


    It has also proposed the creation of a National Infrastructure Unit in the Department of the Taoiseach, to take ownership of project planning and delivery over a 20 to 30-year horizon.

    Engineers Ireland also called for an increase in spending on infrastructure from 2% to 4% as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product over the next five years and the elimination of bottlenecks, like slow approval and land acquisition processes that delay critical projects.

    Sounds good to me, honestly.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 557 ✭✭✭ annfield1978


    They should be protecting the title 'Engineer' and elevating the status of Chartered Engineers

    No complaints on the 4%, as it will match most other OCED member states


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,227 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    They should be protecting the title 'Engineer' and elevating the status of Chartered Engineers

    No complaints on the 4%, as it will match most other OCED member states

    More investment in infrastructure should be prioritised. A lot of networks in Ireland are too underdeveloped/at breaking point. Transport and telecoms being two.


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