Association for Project Management (APM) has urged the Government to provide ‘adequate and sustained investment’ to help infrastructure projects succeed, following the State Opening of Parliament.
Speaking after The Queen’s Speech, David Thomson, head of external affairs at APM, said: “The result of the General Election can now help provide clarity and focus about the priorities for the future of the UK’s infrastructure.
“APM, the chartered body for the project profession, welcomes the Government’s renewed commitment to investment in infrastructure and other strategic projects crucial to unlocking long-term benefits for the country and tackling major challenges like climate change and the fourth industrial revolution.
“To succeed, in addition to the adoption of the strategic recommendations made by the National Infrastructure Commission’s National Infrastructure Assessment, these projects need adequate and sustained investment to avoid delays and cost over-runs.
“We look forward to working with the Government as those in our profession continue to deliver transformation and change, supporting the delivery of these projects, and we eagerly await publication of the government’s National Infrastructure Strategy early in the new year.”