€6M cost for county’s recovery scheme

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Ian Doyle at the launch of Project ACT at Cork County Hall - a co-ordinated response across 23 towns in the county to support the business, retail and community sectors as they deal with the impact of Covid-19. (Picture: Brian Lougheed)

A battle plan to jump start County Cork’s economy will cost at €6 million, according to a county council official. 

The ‘Activating County Towns’ plan saw newly formed teams of local representatives and other key groups, meeting. 

The meetings started this week and it is envisaged that they will be used to devise local initiatives and strategies to save towns from the Covid-19 economic crash. 

One key pillar of the plan is funding and grants for local businesses. 

As revealed by The Avondhu last week, the plan will see massive projects to clean and revamp towns and villages and also promote community projects in each area.

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