Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has promised to relocate government jobs to Derry.

Durkan today received the keys to Building 71 (at Ebrington) and, after the building is refurbished, the Minister and new staff will move in at the end of September.

Building 71 will be the DOE’s new regional headquarters and Durkan has promised that the move will create more jobs in Derry.

“On taking up office I pledged to move jobs to the North West,” he said.  “I am now doing that with 25 staff moving, to form a regional DOE HQ in Building 71 in Derry.  Getting the keys to the building secures this.  It is a real boost for Derry.”

Pictured above, Ilex's Chief Executive Mel Higgins welcomes Mark H Durkan to the new offices.

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