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Manitoba announces flood infrastructure

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by Journal Of Commerce

The federal government and the province of Manitoba have announced they will fund permanent flood protection infrastructure for seven communities throughout the province.

The federal government and the province of Manitoba have announced they will fund permanent flood protection infrastructure for seven communities throughout the province.

Permanent dikes will be built to replace the temporary structures built after the 2011 floods in Souris and Melita (Rural Municipality of Arthur), Duck Bay, Waterhen and the rural municipalities of St. Clements, East St. Paul and West St. Paul.

The Government of Canada will provide up to $6.75 million through the Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component, and the province of Manitoba will also contribute $6.75 million to the project.

The seven municipalities will also contribute a combined $1.35 million of the total eligible project cost of $14.85 million.

According to a release from the Manitoba government, the funding became possible after an agreement was made between the federal and provincial governments to redirect cost savings from the Red River Floodway expansion project towards new flood mitigation projects elsewhere in the province.

JOC NEWS SERVICES

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