Over the course of the previous six month period, projects with a combined value in the millions of pounds have been completed in Scotland, ranging from housing projects to rail and infrastructure.
Of these housing and infrastructure projects, some notable examples include the electrification of the railway line between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Shotts, having been completed at a cost of some £160M, as well as the £57.9M completion of the Dalry Bypass in North Ayrshire.
Furthermore, a hospital has recently reached completion in Orkney, at a cost of £77.4M, while a combined total of approximately £90M has been successfully spent on upgrade projects in schools as part of the £ 1.8Bn Schools for the Future Programme.
Adding to this are the 26,581 affordable homes that had been constructed in Scotland as of the end of June, under the £3.3Bn Affordable Homes Programme, whereas the Scottish Government itself has likewise invested a sum of £130M into the City Region and Growth Deal Programme.
Alongside associated investors, the Scottish Government has organised spending under the City Region and Growth Deal Programme at a total of £1.8Bn over the course of the next ten to 15 years.
The Scottish Infrastructure Secretary, Michael Matheson stated: “In spite of increasingly challenging economic conditions, the Scottish Government is forging on with delivering infrastructure projects that are making a real difference to people’s lives – by improving on Scotland’s housing, education, transport and education infrastructure.
“As a result, modern, state-of-the-art facilities are benefiting communities across Scotland and it is important that we continue to drive forward these important projects. By the end of the next parliamentary term, our National Infrastructure Mission commitment will increase our annual infrastructure investment by on per cent of current (2017) GDP, helping to protect and create jobs, and boosting economic growth across the country.”
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