National Infrastructure Investment Plan to be officially launched

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Prime Minister the Honourable Mark Brown today announced that the National Infrastructure Investment Plan (NIIP) 2021 will be officially launched this Thursday.

“I’m excited that 6 years after the inaugural NIIP was published in 2015 we have been able to produce a revised plan that focuses on strategic investments across twelve sectors over the next 10 years. The new NIIP also provides a prioritisation framework that will ensure these project investments best align with the national developments priorities of our country.”

“The 2015 NIIP identified forty-three priority infrastructure projects. By 2021, halfway through the 10-year plan, over 80 % of those projects have been completed or are near completion.”

Prime Minister Mark Brown added “it is fitting and timely, in 2021, while we and most of the World slowly recover, that we launch our revised National Infrastructure Investment Plan (NIIP), a guide to our infrastructure investments as a country over the next 10 to 15 years.

“The NIIP is a key plan that falls under our national vision, “te oraanga tu rangatira kia tau ki te anoano o te iti tangata, e kia tau ki ta tatou peu Maori e te aotini taporoporoia o te basileia,” to enjoy the highest quality of life consistent with the aspirations of our people, and in harmony with our culture and environment” the Prime Minister concluded.

The 2021 NIIP will be launched next Thursday 12 August at 5.45pm at the National Auditorium. Members of the public are invited to attend the event and also to visit a display of infrastructure exhibits that will be on display there from 3.30pm that afternoon. Exhibits on display will include the equipment used for the Airport Authority runway slab replacement project, renewable energy technologies from Te Aponga Uira and water infrastructure from To Tatou Vai, among many others.

Mr Michael Henry, the Chair of the Infrastructure Committee is encouraging private sector contractors and members of the public to attend and learn about the national infrastructure investment plan and to see the exhibits various agencies will have available for viewing.

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