Federal $10-billion infrastructure program expected to help Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is expected to benefit from a $10-billion federal infrastructure funding announcement.

The funds are geared for expanding rural broadband services, agriculture irrigation, as well as clean power development, building retrofits and adoption of zero-emission buses.

Its expected some of the funding will go to a proposal around Lake Diefenbaker.

Preliminary work has started on a $4-billion, ten year project to double the irrigated farmland around Lake Diefenbaker to 500,000 acres.

The breakdown of the funds sees $2.5-billion for clean power generation.

Two-billion dollars to connect 750,000 homes and small businesses to rural broadband.

Two-billion dollars to retrofit buildings, $1.5-billion for agriculture irrigation projects, $1.5-billion for zero-emission buses.

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