Over €2.5m In Funding For Dredging Works At Fenit

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SIX marine projects in Kerry have been approved funding of €5,308,723 under the Brexit Adjustment Marine infrastructure Scheme.

Nearly half of this funding has been allocated for dredging works at Fenit.  The aim of the Brexit Adjustment: Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme is to enhance, upgrade, modernise and develop Ireland’s publicly-owned coastal and marine infrastructure to facilitate diversification of economic opportunities.

Minister Foley welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Charlie McConalogue, saying; “This funding will remould, reshape and in many cases rebuild six key projects that are central to the fishing and tourism industry in the county.”

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The six projects in Kerry benefiting from this tranche of the scheme are:

• Fenit Dredging is awarded €2,553,589 for dredging works.
• Reenard Pier will receive €1,897,640 for structural repair works to the existing pier.
• Knightstown breakwater is awarded €321,844 for a pontoon replacement.
• Scraggane Pier is awarded €326,650 for the provision of concrete slabs and the installation of public lights, power and water points.
• Valentia River will receive €153,900 for the installation of a new steel illuminated buoy, new port lights and an upgrade to cardinal marks.
• Kilmackalogue Pier, Kenmare is awarded €55,100 to carry out remedial and safety works.

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