Engineering body in favour of pursuing Shannon LNG terminal
New report from Irish Academy of Engineering says major infrastructural developments, including roads and a 5G network, are necessary to ensure balanced regional development
The government should push ahead with controversial plans to develop the Shannon liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, and also establish a state-owned national broadband body as part of the development of Ireland’s regional cities, a prestigious engineering body has said.
The Irish Academy of Engineering, an all-island body of experts, said a series of major infrastructure projects were needed to ensure the sustainable development of cities and regions along the western seaboard and Waterford.
In a new report seen by the Business Post, the body said projects across energy, broadband, transport and water services were required to achieve the ambition to develop Cork, Limerick/Shannon, Galway and Waterford as set out in the multibillion-euro National Development Plan (NDP).