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  • More than 1,000 young people are expected to receive employment when a major Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre opens in Central Manchester in a few months.
  • This was disclosed by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Hon. Peter Bunting, during his contribution to the State of the Constituency Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 2.
  • Mr. Bunting noted that the facility is part of his vision to transform Central Manchester into “a centre of excellence for the knowledge-based industries.”

More than 1,000 young people are expected to receive employment when a major Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre opens in Central Manchester in a few months.

This was disclosed by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Hon. Peter Bunting, during his contribution to the State of the Constituency Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 2.

He informed that the centre, which is being built on Ward Avenue, Mandeville, “is in the final stages of construction and we really hope that in relatively short order, we will have this facility operating.”

Mr. Bunting noted that the facility is part of his vision to transform Central Manchester into “a centre of excellence for the knowledge-based industries.”

The MP, who is also Minister of National Security, said he has been working tirelessly to transform the lives of his constituents, particularly through education.

He noted that “tremendous investment” has been placed in education infrastructure including building new schools and classroom blocks, some of which has been made possible through the Constituency Development Funds (CDF).

He noted that a number of scholarships have also been awarded to students in the constituency.

Turning to the area of health care, Minister Bunting informed that $2 million has been allocated from the CDF to develop a plan to upgrade the Mandeville Regional Hospital from a Type B to a Type A facility.

He said the Minister of Health, Hon. Fenton Ferguson, has agreed to designate the hospital as a “Type A in transition” facility until the upgrading is completed.

Highlighting other developments in his constituency, the MP said several houses and lots have been provided to residents under the first phase of the Perth Housing Development.

He noted that over 1,600 solutions will be provided under the three-phase project, which is being developed by the National Housing Trust (NHT). A sum of $677 million was invested for the initial phase.

In the meantime, the Minister informed that several roads have been repaired in the constituency as part of ongoing development works.

Mr. Bunting said he has also placed “great emphasis” on building social capital through sports.

“We have spent over $10 million in sports competitions over the last four years,” he informed.