OTTAWA — The Government of Canada is investing over $125,000 in three Newfoundland and Labrador communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).
The program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, aims to strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices through asset management training, funding and information sharing, indicates a release.
The towns of Harbour Breton, Hermitage-Sandyville and St. Albans will compile a complete inventory of their major assets including water distribution, roads, sewer, municipally owned buildings and structures, trails, parks and fleet. As part of the initiative, municipal council and staff will participate in asset management training sessions.
“These investments are providing municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador with the tools and training they need to plan, build and maintain their roads, water systems, buildings and other key infrastructure for years to come,” said Catherine McKenna, minister of infrastructure and communities, in a statement. “The COVID-19 health crisis has reinforced the importance of effective and modern infrastructure that support safe, sustainable and healthy communities.”