Dáil Éireann - Volume 521 - 20 June, 2000
Written Answers. - National Development Plan.
Mr. Naughten Mr. Naughten
201. Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the capital programmes contained in the national development plan and funded by his Department that have commenced in the constituency of Longford-Roscommon in 2000; the details of any such programmes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17552/00]
Mr. Dempsey Mr. Dempsey
Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): The national development plan sets out a framework for the development of physical infrastructure, including national roads, public transport, water services, energy, housing and health facilities over the period 2000 to 2006. This framework will be further elaborated in the economic and social infrastructure operational programme and programme complement that are at present being drawn up. In addition, two regional operational programmes for the Border, midland and western region and the southern and eastern region will outline proposals for investment in the development of infrastructure such as waste management, non-national roads, rural water schemes and urban and village development.
The selection, planning, design and implementation of individual infrastructural projects under the national development plan is the responsibility of various implementing bodies, including Departments, local authorities, the National Roads Authority and other public bodies. This detailed work is now under way and every effort  is being made to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of improved infrastructure throughout the country, including Counties Longford and Roscommon.
Dáil Éireann 521 Written Answers. National Development Plan.