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"No weakening of resolve" on PFI projects

Concerns about the future of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) programme for waste infrastructure have been allayed by a Government official.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) wastes management division deputy director Roy Hathaway said: There is no intention to slow up the PFI programme to put in place infrastructure we desperately need to ensure we meet our 2010, 2013 and 2020 targets.

Speaking at the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) event on the global economic slowdown, he added: When you are relying on the PFI mechanism, the circumstances at the moment are not ideal but there is no weakening of Government resolve. The thinking of the Government is that infrastructure is what is needed.

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