The UK is investing over £730 million in PEACE PLUS in Northern Ireland

The UK will invest over £730 million in PEACE PLUS for Northern Ireland Credit: Pixabay

The UK will invest more than £730 million in the PEACE PLUS programme, which is expected to bring reconciliation, peace and economic stability to Northern Ireland.

According to the government, “PEACE PLUS is the successor to previous peace programs that have funded specific initiatives such as the Peace Bridge over the River Foyle and the renovation of the Girdwood Barracks site in North Belfast as a shared safe community space. People from different backgrounds can meet, relax and learn from each other.”

Speaking about the programme, Brandon Lewis, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland said: “Today’s announcement of more than £730 million for PEACE PLUS is a concrete example of the UK Government’s commitment to helping Ireland from the North reach its full potential as a thriving and stable party. .from the United Kingdom.

As the largest investor in this program, we are determined that PEACE PLUS projects and activities will enhance stability and enhance cohesion while contributing to the economy; Building prosperity and supporting the settlement of Northern Ireland’s economy with the rest of the United Kingdom.

“The UK government remains firmly committed to our obligations under the Belfast Agreement (Good Friday) and the institutions it created. That is why we continue to support the work of the European Union Special Programs Authority that oversees PEACE PLUS.

Funding for the program will be secured by 2027.

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