Port Metro Vancouver to receive millions for infrastructure projects

by Canadian Shipper

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver will receive up to nearly $21 million for 14 infrastructure projects from the federal government.

 

The funding, provided through the Government of Canada’s Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, will be matched by the Port for a total of up to $42 million.

 

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, our government is investing in new port projects today as part of our larger plan to create local jobs, stimulate British Columbia’s economy, and ensure Canada emerges strong from an economic downturn,” said Rob Merrifield, Canada’s Minister of State (Transport), earlier this week. “We are proud to partner with Port Metro Vancouver to get these 14 projects underway, and ensure British Columbia has lasting and durable port infrastructure.”

 

The 14 infrastructure projects are diverse, ranging from the installation of waterlines to service the

Richmond Logistics Hub, to upgrading seismic capacity of three buildings at the Lynnterm Terminal, to upgrading water and storm sewers systems on the south shore to enhance emergency preparedness for south shore terminals in the event of a fire, spill or similar event, to the creation of a Fusion centre to manage the Port’s operations and manage communications to ensure safe, secure and sustainable operations.

 

“Port Metro Vancouver appreciates the Government of Canada’s commitment to serve the nation’s international trade requirements through this leading gateway,” said Robin Silvester, president and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver. “By matching the Government of Canada’s investment, the Port will help deliver the transportation infrastructure our commercial user’s need, while securing jobs and providing economic value for communities.”

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