To ask the Minister for Transport if he will appoint a senior executive engineer from Donegal County Council to sit on the technical group dealing with the route selection between Derry and Aughnacloy which has recently been allocated €580 million by the Department of Finance; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Joe McHugh.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 29th April, 2008.
Ref No: 16202/08
Answered by the Minister for Transport (Noel Dempsey TD)
The management and oversight arrangements for the A5 Derry Aughnacloy road project have been agreed in the North-South Ministerial Council and are now operational. The Technical Group is comprised of senior expert officials from the National Roads Authority and Road Services Northern Ireland. It is not my intention to seek any expansion in the membership of the Group.