The historic An Grianán Fort overlooking Lough Swilly provided the stunning backdrop for the official launch of the North West Greenway Network today.

Upon completion the project will deliver 46.5 km of new cross-border greenway that will help reduce carbon emissions by encouraging commuters to leave their cars at home.

The €14.85m project is the largest of three separate greenways to be funded under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, said: ‘This is a significant development for the greenway project. Coupled with the North West Multimodal Transport Hub, which is also funded by INTERREG VA, Derry and Strabane will be ideally placed to encourage a modal shift from car to public transport and other sustainable modes by providing integrated and convenient services to encourage more active travel for a healthier region."

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