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PEI to support National Research Council facility


Charlottetown, PEI May 16, 2003 The province of Prince Edward Island says it will contribute up to $4.5 million toward the construction of a National Research Council facility in Charlottetown.

The facility is intended to become the cornerstone of a cluster of private businesses and public institutions dedicated to research. It will work in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island, the Atlantic Veterinary College and the Food Technology Centre, among others.

The research centre will be constructed on the University of Prince Edward Island campus.

“With this facility, we have the opportunity not only to engage in ground-breaking research, but also to lead the way in the development and manufacture of products that come as a result of that research,” said Development and Technology Minister Mike Currie.

Partners in the Institute include the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the National Research Council and the University of Prince Edward Island.