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Chamber welcomes new ministers

The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the appointment of ministers to the new Northern Ireland Executive.

Chief executive Sinead McLaughlin said:  “We congratulate and welcome the team of ministers to the new Northern Ireland Executive.  And, recognising problems of the past, we hope that the ministers really will work as a team.

“As the largest business representation body of the North West, the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce has a particular interest in measures that will promote and support our local economy.  So we offer particular congratulations to Simon Hamilton as economy minister, Chris Hazzard as infrastructure minister and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir as finance minister.  We ask them to bear in mind the North West as they make their decisions.  We will be seeking meetings with each of these key ministers in the near future to make the case for support for the North West.  

“Our priorities include the need for the substantial expansion of Magee, the wider skills agenda, improvements in our roads to Belfast and Dublin, support for the City of Derry Airport, improving the electricity and telecoms infrastructure and ensuring that foreign direct investors are encouraged to consider the North West in their location decisions.  We will be stressing these priorities to the new ministers.”