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Alberta government releases details of new capital plan

Last Updated Mar 6, 2020 at 10:12 am MDT

Premier Jason Kenney and Infrastructure Minister Prasad Panda announce $19.3 billion in capital spending over three years on March 6, 2020 (PHOTO: Courtney Theriault, CityNews)

MORINVILLE (660 NEWS) – The Alberta government is making a major investment to the future of capital projects in the province.

During an announcement in Morinville Friday morning, Premier Jason Kenney announced $19.3 billion in spending over three years for infrastructure projects.

“We are accelerating an already aggressive Capital Plan with a focus on infrastructure that creates jobs and economic growth,” said Kenney. “This Capital Plan will make life better for Albertans, improving access to health facilities, schools, roads, and other important infrastructure.”

The 2020 Capital Plan will put money towards several infrastructure projects including the expansion at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, the modernization of the Glenbow Museum, ring roads in Calgary and Edmonton and the new Gene Zwozdesky Centre in Edmonton.

“With these responsible investments, Alberta-based businesses and the skilled workers they employ will have opportunities to bid on significant provincial projects for the next three years,” said Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda.

The UCP say this funding will help support more than 3,000 new jobs by 2022.