A €2 million government investment has been announced today to upgrade the roof at the Mayo GMIT Campus in Castlebar.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, said the money is being provided to support an upgrade of the roof and other building fabric at the GMIT Castlebar campus.
He said: “This recognises the health and safety challenge posed by the current roof condition and responds to a recommendation of the working group on 'Developing a Sustainable Plan for the Mayo Campus of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology'.
“The government is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to GMIT Castlebar. Investment of this kind can only bode well for the future of the campus.
“As Minister for Rural and Community Development, I am determined that as a government we work to ensure that people have the opportunity to be educated, work and live in any region in the country. Investment such as this will help ensure that people in Mayo have the opportunity to be educated to a high standard within the county.”
Today’s announcement is part of the government’s multi-billion investment in education as part of Project Ireland 2040, the government’s €116 billion investment and development plan for the next decade, the minister added.