1,500 jobs created in Caerphilly County Borough with European money
More than 1,500 jobs have been created in Caerphilly County Borough through recent European Union funding.
Recent information from the Welsh European Funding Office shows that between 2007 and 2013 the gross number of jobs created through the European Regional Development Fund stood at 1,573.
Over the same period there were also 14,674 people gaining qualifications through the European Social Fund.
Caerphilly AM Jeff Cuthbert said European money was making a difference in Caerphilly County Borough and pointed to recent rail improvements.
He said: “Last December we saw the opening of Energlyn and Churchill Park railway station. The new station was funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
“EU funding will soon help transform a number of railway stations across Wales including Ystrad Mynach which will benefit from a new ticket office, passenger waiting facilities on both platforms, and general improvements to the station environment.
“I welcome this European investment in infrastructure projects in my constituency.”
He added that EU funding was crucial to future projects.