Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes cleared to go to tender

Environment Minister Phil Hogan has cleared the Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes to go to tender.

In a statement, Donegal South West Deputy and Junior Gaeltacht Minister Dinny Mc Ginley says he hopes Donegal County Council now moves swiftly to progress the work.

According to a statement issued through Dinny Mc Ginley's office last night, Phil Hogan has approved tender documents for the work, which involves the provision of new wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers in Dungloe & Glenties, and it is a matter for Donegal County Council to advance the combined scheme through the tender process.

Minister of State McGinley welcomed  progress on these schemes and is hopeful that there will be no undue delay in commencing work on the projects.

The two schemes are long awaited. In April 2010, the previous government approved the two schemes to move to the contracting stage, with a combined estimated cost of €7million.

At the time, North West MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher said as all pre-tender documents were prepared, the tender process should have been relatively quick, and he was anticipating going to construction in 2011. Now, almost two years later, it seem the projects are about to move forward.