Economy

Engineering an area of focus for PGF

Gavin Evans
Fri, 22 Nov 2019

The country’s engineering sector will be receiving more support from the Provincial Growth Fund, officials told MPs yesterday.Last month, the fund committed almost $28 million to engineering firms in Southland and Otago - almost $20 million of which went to upgrade KiwiRail’s Hillside workshops in Dunedin.Robert Pigou, head of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s provincial development unit, said the Hillside investment fits with KiwiRail’s plans to upgrade the Coastal Pacific and Tranz Scenic tourist services, and its planned...

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