More than $92 million worth of contracts were awarded across the Northern Territory during May 2016 for upgrades to the state’s infrastructure and roads.

NT Minister for Infrastructure Peter Chandler said the Country Liberals Government is investing more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure across the Territory in 2015-16.

“Projects like the Atitjere remote community housing upgrade, investing in transport infrastructure as well as repairs and maintenance throughout the Northern Territory, support development,  they create real jobs and opportunities for local contractors and small businesses, and mean Territorians receive better services.

There were 111 contract tenders awarded in May.

Mr Chandler said that out of the $92 million awarded in May, over $15 million was through the Boosting Our Economy package.

“The Country Liberals Government record infrastructure program is providing a significant injection into the Northern Territory’s economy.

“These investments in our infrastructure and services are part of this Government’s commitment to building a prosperous economy by delivering critical infrastructure and improving access to goods and services for remote Territorians as well as enhancing our unique Territory lifestyle the community values greatly,” Mr Chandler said.

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