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Quebec to invest $35M to attract cruise ships, tourism

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WATCH ABOVE: Quebec has announced it will invest $35 million to modernize infrastructure in an effort to attract more cruise ships – Apr 25, 2016

MONTREAL – The province of Quebec has announced it will invest $35 million to modernize its infrastructure in an effort to attract more cruise ships starting in 2017.

The City of Montreal and the Port Authority had already announced $15 million funding each, for a total price tag of $78 million.

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Several modifications to the current configuration are planned to improve overall access, including green spaces and an observation tower.

The goal is to elevate Montreal’s maritime installations to attract more cruise ships and boost tourism.

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“We are very active to present the port and to present the offer of Montreal to the passengers who could be interested and to the cruises lines who want to do business here,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of Montreal’s port authority.

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The project should be completed in time for the city’s 375th anniversary in 2017.

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