YELLOWKNIFE (September 12, 2017) - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has submitted Expressions of Interest to the Government of Canada seeking funding for two major transportation infrastructure projects: construction of the Slave Geological Province Access Corridor (SGP); and projects to advance the Mackenzie Valley Highway(MVH). Making strategic investments in transportation infrastructure and securing funding for these particular projects is a key “Economy, Environment and Climate Change” mandate item of the 18th Legislative Assembly.
The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to improving the quality of life for all its residents. A stronger NWT highway system will help reduce the cost of living, improve the business case for investment in our economy, and create opportunities for businesses and residents that will allow for healthier, more vibrant communities. Nation-building projects can happen in Canada's North. The advancement of these two transformative projects will not only improve the lives of Northerners and help us adapt to climate change, but will also help the Northwest Territories play a larger role in the Canadian economy, and for our residents, the opportunity for economic self-determination.
-Wally Schumann, Minister of Infrastructure
Media and Communications Coordinator
Cabinet Communications and Protocol
Government of Northwest Territories
Phone: 867-767-9140 ext. 11092