NDP MLA Pam Alexis says double the funding for rural projects will help people in Leq’a:mel Nation

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LEQ’A:MEL- New Democrat MLA Pam Alexis says that double the funding for B.C.’s newest economic diversification program will enable municipalities, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations to complete more projects in rural communities, including at Leq’am:el First Nation

“Leq’a:mel First Nation are an integral part of the history of the Fraser Valley, and I’m glad the government can provide funding to help with important projects on their land. Soon, there will be more jobs and more opportunities for people at Leq’am:el First Nation!” said Pam Alexis, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission

Leq’a:mel First Nation is receiving $2 million as part of the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) to promote economic diversification, clean economy opportunities and infrastructure development in rural B.C.

A project for Worth Road Construction and Servicing for Leq’a:mel First Nation Business Park at Papekewatchin IR 4 is receiving $1 million and another project that will provide enhanced infrastructure including increased Hydro capacity and Fibre Optic service to the Zaitscullatchan IR9 Industrial Business Park at Leq’a:mel First Nation will also receive $1 million.

The New Democrat government is investing $66 million this year to support over 200 local, rural projects. Building resilient economies is part of the Province’s work through the StrongerBC Economic Plan to build a strong and sustainable economy through clean and inclusive growth.

Learn More:https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023JEDI0020-000476