North-east MSP Christian Allard has hailed the Scottish Government’s track record of delivery for the region.
Mr Allard cited the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, the new Emergency Care Centre, the Sports Village and Aquatics Centre and V&A Dundee as examples of Scottish Government capital investment in the area.
The French born MSP added that the Scottish Government has proved that it has ambitions for building on the success of the region. He said that the government has already set out how the programme for dualling of the A96 will be taken forward, has backed plans to create a Carbon Capture Storage facility based in Peterhead, has supported plans to make Aberdeen the base for a new oil and gas regulator and is committed to making the North-east a global centre for renewable energy.
Commenting, Christian Allard MSP said: “The North East has long been recognised as the oil capital of Europe as well as an economic powerhouse driving growth. The Scottish Government has used its limited powers to build on this success through investment in infrastructure projects like the AWPR.
“Further investment in the region through projects like the New Emergency Care Centre in Aberdeen, the Sports Village and Aquatic Centre and the V&A Dundee demonstrate the Scottish Government’s commitment and track record of delivery for the North East.
“Investing in the region is also about having a vision for continued growth and prosperity. It is clear that this administration is focused on improving infrastructure through plans to dual the A96 as well as developing an oil and gas regulator in Aberdeen and making the region a centre for renewable energy.
Mr Allard added: “The North East already has the talent, expertise and industrial know-how to build on. The Scottish Government has the vision to maintain that level of success and the full powers of independence will ensure that vision can be executed.”