Adonis: Don’t lose sight of major projects in the pipeline
7 Sep 2017 03:09 PM
In advance of his meeting today with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Lord Adonis welcomed work between the Government and mayors across the country to maintain a focus on infrastructure projects in the pipeline.
He stressed the need for investment in infrastructure post-Brexit, both in the Capital and across the country.
Earlier this year, Lord Adonis highlighted the 12 key infrastructure decisions that Ministers need to make to progress projects including Crossrail 2, High Speed 3, the third runway at Heathrow airport and improved 5G mobile connections across the country.
Today, he warned that progress must be made on the next round of major projects, alongside the delivery of HS2 and Crossrail.
Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission Lord Adonis said:
“Investing in good quality infrastructure projects offers clear economic benefits and can transform the lives of entire communities.
“While work is well underway on HS2 and Crossrail, we cannot lose sight of the need to make real progress on the next round of major projects.
“Whether Crossrail 2 or High Speed 3, I’ve been clear that Brexit talks and a hung Parliament must not delay the decisions needed to get crucial infrastructure projects going across the country, and it is good to see the government and Mayors across the country working together to drive all of these forward.”