Thursday 8 December 2016

Time to invest in the economy

Published 27/09/2015 | 02:30

The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Plan, to be announced this week, will be more important than the Budget to the economic development of the country in the medium to long term.

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The announcement last week that the Web Summit is to move to Lisbon in 2016 has been linked to the strong infrastructural network of that city.

When the economic crisis hit, successive governments here took the decision to postpone or defer larger public transport projects until conditions improved. The time has now come to begin the process of honouring that commitment.

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