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Sinn Féin pledges £6bn for infrastructure improvements

Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin commits to spending £6 billion to improve infrastructure and vows to build 10,000 new homes in its manifesto.

The Assembly election will take place on 5 May 2016.



The party has pledged to build a minimum of 10,000 new social and affordable homes over the next five years.



The manifesto cites plans to invest £6 billion to improve roads, transport and other infrastructure including the completion of the A5 and A6, and to complete the Belfast Rapid Transport System.

The party also plans to work with the Dublin government to ensure development of the Narrow Water Bridge, linking counties Down and Louth.



The party has promised to support the introduction of a Climate Change Bill to make sure that Northern Ireland is “equipped to meet international climate change commitments” and can “prepare to become a low-carbon society”.

It also seeks to extend fast-speed broadband to rural communities, and would continue to oppose fracking.

Sinn Féin’s full manifesto can be read here.

The DUP has committed to delivering 8,000 social and affordable housing units by 2020 and establishing funds aimed at tackling energy efficiency, renewables, telecommunications networks and urban regeneration in Northern Ireland. More information can be found here.

The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) has pledged to introduce greater targets on turnaround times for planning applications considered ‘economically significant’ in its election manifesto. More on this can be read here.

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) is resolved to combat the segregation of communities in Northern Ireland by establishing a shared housing task force to promote greater diversity in housing. More details can be found here.