News Release - September 21, 2005
THE RURAL MUNICIPALITIES OF CHESTER AND HAZELWOOD
The rural municipalities of Chester No. 125 and Hazelwood No. 94 are eligible for more than $300,000 worth of new infrastructure projects approved under the Canada-Saskatchewan Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (C-S MRIF).
• RM of Chester No. 125 - grid reconstruction with a MRIF contribution of $115,610 and an eligible project cost of $231,222; and
• RM of Hazelwood No. 94 - road construction with a MRIF contribution of $69,684 and an eligible project cost of $139,370.
These investments are part of the more than $51 million in federal, provincial and municipal funds that was announced for 58 C-S MRIF infrastructure projects across the province. The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will contribute $6.2 million each while participating municipalities will provide the remaining $39 million.
"Saskatchewan people expect their governments to work together and this program is a shining example of governments working together on behalf of their common constituents," Government Relations Minister Len Taylor said. "From a water treatment plant upgrade in Estevan to road reconstruction in the rural municipalities of Chester and Hazelwood, Saskatchewan's $6.2 million investment is part of our government's commitment to fund municipal and regional infrastructure for our communities."
The federal and provincial governments are investing a total of $76 million in the four-year Canada-Saskatchewan Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund. Participating communities are expected to contribute one-half the cost of any project, which could raise the total infrastructure investment to $152 million.
Approved Projects include 29 transportation projects, 25 waste water and water supply improvements and four solid waste projects. Before receiving final approval, community projects undergo a review process under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and all mitigating factors will be addressed during the construction phase.
For more information on the Government of Canada and Saskatchewan's infrastructure programs, visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca or www.municipal.gov.sk.ca/mrd/prosimsi.shtml.
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