Civils contractors spell out priorities for an infrastructure-led recovery
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA Scotland) has urged MSPs to invest in an infrastructure-led recovery for Scotland.
The Scottish Parliament is set to debate the Scottish Government’s draft budget on Thursday 27 January and CECA Scotland has written to all MSPs with a checklist of concrete actions to build a greener and more connected Scotland.
While the Scottish Government has put infrastructure at the heart of its plans for economic growth, contractors believe there are further steps that must be taken now to secure a sustainable recovery for the long term:
- Investment in the infrastructure pipeline so contractors can prepare for delivery
- Action to address skills shortages and make construction careers more visible and attractive for young people
- Upgrading our vital national infrastructure to make it climate future-proof and putting net zero at the centre of procurement