Quake city economic recovery programme

An economic recovery programme for Christchurch - that would incorporate $20 - $30 billion in investment - has been announced by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

He said 20 key projects that have been highlighted as the most important for stimulating the region's recovery.

They have varying timeframes and are estimated to cost between $20 - $30 billion of public and private funds.

Mr Brownlee said the projects will focus on accelerating the development of high growth and high productivity areas, including those that have been hardest hit by the quakes such as education and tourism.

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