$69M for water, sewage infrastructure announced in N.W.T.

Twenty communities across the N.W.T. will receive funding to improve water and sewer facilities, Amarjeet Sohi, the federal minister of infrastructure and communities, announced in Edmonton Tuesday.

The funding is part of a $69 million agreement between the federal and territorial governments.

Ottawa will pay for about 75 per cent of the work — or $52 million — with community governments providing the remaining $17 million.

"These strategic investments create economic opportunities for our residents and businesses," said the N.W.T.'s minister responsible for infrastructure, Robert C. Mcleod, in a news release.

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