Major investment will provide Canada’s men and women in uniform with the best possible infrastructure in Atlantic Canada
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, today announced the start of construction work for two Halifax-area infrastructure projects worth $208.6 million and which are expected to generate an estimated 380 jobs.
The first project is a new housing and training facility for the Junior Ranks at Canadian Forces Base Halifax. A joint contract for $64.8 million was awarded last month to Aecon and SLI of Halifax for this project. The second is the construction of a new armoury in Bedford, which will be known as the Major Robert Campbell Risley Armoury. A contract for $6.1 million was awarded last month to PCL Constructors Canada Inc, of Halifax, for this project.
These investments are part of the Government of Canada’s commitment – through the Canada First Defence Strategy – to provide Canada’s military with the capabilities and infrastructure they need to conduct operations at home and abroad. Renewing and repairing Canadian Armed Forces infrastructure will ensure we maintain a first-class military ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century.
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