Minister meets Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland

Date published: 11 October 2022


Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has continued his series of engagements with important stakeholders, today meeting with the Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland (MPANI) at Temple Quarry in Lisburn.

From left to right: Paul Brogan, MPANI Chairman, Minister O'Dowd, Gordon Best, Regional Director of MPANI

MPANI is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

Minister O’Dowd said: 

“My Department has responsibility for 25,000km of roads and 9,700 km of footways and 5,800 bridges and therefore I was pleased to meet with MPANI and other industry representatives to discuss the importance of the minerals industry to the local economy. 

“The delivery of our infrastructure, whether it is our roads, water and wastewater services, or public transport is a key part of our economy providing much needed opportunities for businesses and for individuals.  Temple quarry is an excellent example of site benefiting both the wider economy and the local community.  The plant underpins the supply of asphalt and concrete products in the area, and so supports a number of local jobs both directly and indirectly.”

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