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Revitalizing East Derry’s Construction Sector: Urgent Calls for Executive Action Amid Economic Downturn

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Revitalizing East Derry’s Construction Sector: Urgent Calls for Executive Action Amid Economic Downturn

Revitalizing East Derry’s Construction Sector: Urgent Calls for Executive Action Amid Economic Downturn
January 29
12:20 2024

In a resolute move to combat economic challenges in Northern Ireland, Mr Robert Carmichael, Chairman of the East Derry Ulster Unionist Party Association, is urgently calling on the Stormont Executive to intervene and support the beleaguered construction industry in East Derry amid the prevailing cost of living crisis. Representing the UUP Association, Mr Carmichael emphasizes the need for swift assurances from the potential new Minister for Finance to address the significant impact of the economic downturn on the construction sector, which has been particularly hard-hit in the region.

Mr. Carmichael expresses deep concern over the employment challenges facing construction workers in East Derry, noting the sector’s broader impact as workers often seek employment opportunities beyond the constituency. The downturn in the private housing sector, especially affecting the private market, is highlighted as a focal point of worry. Despite these challenges, Mr Carmichael underscores the vital role of increased public sector investment as a lifeline for the construction industry, urging sustained support and hoping for a substantial allocation of the current Stormont deal investment to benefit East Derry’s construction sector.

In addition to seeking support from the Stormont Executive, Mr Carmichael extends his plea to the councils within the constituency. He urges them to present a united front on building regulations, stressing the importance of consistency across all Northern Irish councils. Mr Carmichael and the East Derry UUP Association officers plan to engage in a face-to-face meeting with any future Minister to discuss measures ensuring uniformity of practice in building regulations among councils. As East Derry grapples with economic challenges, Mr. Carmichael’s call for decisive action underscores the urgency of revitalizing the construction industry and creating a resilient sector capable of weathering the current storm of economic uncertainty.

Source: Ireland Live

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