To ask the Minister for Public Enterprise the amount of money which has been set aside in 2002 for the development of the proposed metro system.
- Róisín Shortall. (Nominated by: Emmet Stagg)
For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 12th February, 2002.
Ref No: 4382/02 Lottery: 39
Answered by the Minister for Public Enterprise
The recently announced metro for Dublin, at an estimated cost of €7.2bn, will be procured on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis and I understand that the Railway Procurement Agency will commence that process shortly by inviting expressions of interest from private sector interests.
A sum of €13 million has been provided in my Departments 2002 Estimates for the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA). This figure includes provision for the preparatory costs in relation to the metro. The Railway Procurement Agency have not made to me proposals for any additional funding for the metro.