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New port study

Darrell Greer
Northern News Services
Published Monday, June 4, 2012

A baby step was taken towards a new port in Rankin Inlet this past week.

Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Leona Aglukkaq announced $27,980 in funding to support the development of a business case for the construction and operation of a port in Rankin.

Rankin Mayor Pujjuut Kusugak stated in a press release that the announcement was a major step for increased development in the hamlet.

"A port facility would help businesses and their customers in our community, and the region, by lowering costs and supporting shipping companies to be more efficient," stated Kusugak.

"This investment would also help show that the North is ready and willing to help industry move forward."

The business case will cover construction, implementation, operations and the sale of logistical services for the port.

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