Capital budget invests near-record $110.3 million in health infrastructure
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government will invest $110.3 million in health infrastructure and $88.1 million in education as part of $757.9-million capital budget built on principles of economic growth and asset management. An investment of $12.6 million for tourism-related infrastructure was also announced.
“Our government listens,” said Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. “I had the pleasure of meeting with New Brunswickers during the pre-budget consultation period, and heard again just how important jobs, health care and education are to them. With today's capital budget we are staying true to New Brunswick’s priorities while also implementing our plan to restore balance to our finances.”
New investments total $98.5 million, and $659.4 million is earmarked for the continuation of previously announced projects. This level of investment will grow the economy by an estimated $560 million and help support upwards of 8,300 jobs.