Flanders to invest €2,2 billion in mobility and public works
Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works, Lydia Peeters (Open Vld), is planning to invest 2,2 billion euros in both her policy fields. That is what she announced in a press release on Saturday. The money will be allocated to 924 projects. They will give a social and economical boost to the sector of road and water construction and the economy in general. Everyone will benefit from it, the release said.
“My policy fields form an important drive for our Flemish economy,” the Minister says. “That is why we keep on investing heavily in 2020, despite the corona crisis.”
The coalition agreement several large investment programs for which 550 million euros are reserved. 180 million euros are freed for works on the Brussels ring road. The works of Oosterweel in and around Antwerp will get more than 165 million euros.
Another 124 million euros is destined for safety works in traffic, like some dangerous crossings and the start-up of average speed checks. 160 million euros is meant for the restoration of bridges and tunnels, and the Flemish ports will receive almost 520 million euros.
Public transport can count on 83,5 million euros for rolling stock, 60 million for maintenance of the streetcar network, and almost 10 million euros will go to the surroundings of stations.