Government Announces $8.5 Million Investment for RMC and CFB Kingston
The Government of Canada announced today an investment of $5.8 million for new and upgraded infrastructure at Canadian Forces Base Kingston and the adjacent Royal Military College of Canada (RMC).
“Officer Cadets take part in demanding routines designed to help them achieve a high standard in physical fitness, drill, dress and deportment, and to prepare them for diverse military responsibilities. These investments will not only benefit Officer Cadets, but also CAF members at CFB Kingston,” said Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan.
The investment will see to the rehabilitation of Fort Lasalle dormitory and the Yeo Hall services building at the RMC. For Lasalle dormitory has welcomed several thousands of Officer Cadets over the years. A $1.4 million investment will repair and maintain the stone walls and masonry.
Adjacent to Fort Lasalle, the Yeo Hall is a three-storey limestone building that is comprised of a kitchen, dining hall, and several support services. Close to $3.1 million has been allotted for maintenance work to the exterior of the building.
Additionally, a new ammunition compound will be built for CFB Kingston to improve their ability to train and support unit activities. The new facility will amalgamate transit, administration and salvage facilities, totalling a $1.3 investment. The current facility is located in a repurposed undersized building at CFB Kingston.
An additional $200 million has been allocated under Budget 2016 for infrastructure at defence facilities across Canada.
“This investment in Kingston military infrastructure will have a positive impact on the local community by the creation of jobs, while ensuring that our women and men in uniform, as well as our Officer Cadets, have the equipment and facilities they require to train, work, learn, and live in,” said Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, who made that announcement today on behalf of the Minister of National Defence.