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Tourism And Food Part Of Plan To Revitalise South East

Published on Sep 17 2013 11:45 AM in General Industry

Tourism And Food Part Of Plan To Revitalise South East

An Oireachtas Committee report aiming to kickstart the economy in the south east of the country has targeted both the food and tourism industries.

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation says that creating “a sense of shared purpose” will help the region to revive its economy.

One of the plans laid down in the report is to make the south-east region a "world leader in food". 

"Supporting tourism and developing a tourism strategy" for the region is also one of the proposals made by the committee. All of the proposals made could aid various elements of the hospitality sector.

Some of the other proposals that were made by the committee include investing in a regional airport as well as transport, increasing broadband access and establishing a technological university in the region

Report author Senator David Cullinane said that the region is under pressure, but can bounce back.

“The south-east region faces many challenges including high unemployment, low educational attainment levels and social disadvantage.

“However, it has many strengths, including an improved road infrastructure, water and waste water treatment plants, the Rosslare and Waterford Ports and the Institutes of Technology," said Cullinane.

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