More than $340,000 in funding will enhance user experience and boost tourism
October 15, 2020 – Gander, NL – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency – ACOA
Strong communities are key pillars of a thriving Atlantic Canadian economy. This is why the federal government is working closely with its many community partners to help them diversify their local economies and create jobs. Through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the five other Regional Development Agencies, the Government of Canada is investing to build healthy, resilient communities so their residents can enjoy a high quality of life for generations to come.
Governments help strengthen tourism through infrastructure upgrades
Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, along with the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, today announced a total investment of $343,678 for improvements to the Newfoundland T’Railway.
This investment will enable the Newfoundland T’Railway Council to upgrade several bridges along the trail system, which stretches 883 kilometres from St. John’s to Channel-Port aux Basques on the former Canadian National rail bed. The improvements, which will be made on the Southwest Coast, will enhance safety, ensure high-quality user experience and help generate opportunities for more recreational activities and tourism development.
Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to communities, non-profit organizations and businesses in Atlantic Canada, helping them to work through these tough economic times and thrive. Initiatives like this one will help grow the tourism sector, get Atlantic Canadians back to work and ensure that all communities can fully participate in Canada’s economic recovery.