ICE Cymru: State of the Nation

ICE’s State of the Nation: Devolution was launched last week and Keith Jones, ICE Wales Cymru Director for ICE, explains how devolution can infrastructure the driver of the economy.

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ICE Cymru State of the Nation: Devolution was launched last week and Keith Jones Director ICE Wales Cymru explains how devolution can infrastructure the driver of the economy.

It sets out recommendations for how to deliver maximum benefits of devolution to society and make infrastructure the driver of the economy.

“For Wales, realising our full potential as a devolved nation means that we also must identify our ongoing infrastructure needs and create a cohesive infrastructure policy,” said Keith Jones Director ICE Wales Cymru.

“I am delighted that the Welsh Government is looking to establish an Infrastructure Commission and I will be pleased to work with the new administration as required.”

The impeding skills shortage in civil engineering is one of the most challenging obstacles facing infrastructure delivery. We must therefore continue to invest in the development of skills to avoid a potential skills gap.

“Devolution in Wales enables us to implement the forward-thinking infrastructure policies and programmes that will build our quality of life,” Keith said. “However, if we do not commit to actually funding and investing in infrastructure, we will pay the price of poorer health and damage to our economy and environment.”

For further information click: https://www.ice.org.uk/media-and-policy/state-of-the-nation