Ashworth: Dover port expansion “excellent opportunity to provide jobs and expand the local economy”

Richard Ashworth Conservative MEP for Dover commenting on news that the Dover Harbour Board have announced that it will pursue a major opportunity to regenerate Dover said:

“The expansion of the cargo terminal and construction of a new marina represent an excellent opportunity to provide jobs and expand the local economy. Improving Dover’s competitiveness is good for the country and I am happy to work with the port to explore any and all funding streams to ensure this expansion moves forward.”

Having successfully achieved Government approval in 2012 to develop the Western Docks, Dover Harbour Board said that “plans to seize the opportunity to lock in the many benefits that this could bring just as soon as it possibly can”.