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David Cameron unveils plan to sell off the roads

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/03/2012

Nicholas Watt

David Cameron will clear the way for a multibillion-pound semi-privatisation of trunk roads and motorways as he announces plans to allow sovereign wealth funds from countries such as China to lease roads in England.

Just 48 hours before the budget, the prime minister will give a speech calling for radical action to improve Britain's infrastructure, which is falling behind those of key competitors in Europe.

In his most eye-catching proposal, Cameron will announce that the Treasury and Department for Transport are to carry out a feasibility study looking at using private-sector funds to improve and maintain trunk roads and motorways.

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"David Cameron unveils plan to sell off the roads", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 13/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-unveils-plan-to-sell-off-the-roads