Boost construction sector call

SDLP Foyle MLA Colum Eastwood has called for a finance boost for the beleaguered construction sector.

He called for funding from the additional £156m in capital expenditure - announced by the British Chancellor in his Autumn statement - to be targeted into maximisation of jobs within “our shattered construction sector”. He called on Finance Minister Sammy Wilson to target ‘shovel ready’ projects to sustain and grow construction employment. “The infrastructure needs of Derry and the North West are clear, there is a desperate need for more social housing in addition to the bigger road and rail projects.”