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Commissioner officially opens EU-funded iconic 'Peace Bridge' in Northern Ireland

(30/06/2011)

Commissioner officially opens EU-funded iconic 'Peace Bridge' in Northern Ireland

EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn opened the European Union funded ‘Peace Bridge’ in Londonderry/Derry alongside the Irish Taoiseach and the heads of the Northern Ireland Executive.

The Peace Bridge has been awarded £14,677,823 from the European Union’s PEACE III Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), and is considered as one of the EU's flagship projects in a region that Commissioner Hahn described as a 'beacon of hope for conflict zones around the world'. The funding for the iconic bridge represents a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund, the Northern Ireland Executive and from the Irish Government.

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