US Congress and US Consul General visit the CCG

US Consul General Visit
Photograph by Avec Photo

Members of Congress and the US Consul General to Belfast, Kamala Lakhdhir visited the Connswater Community Greenway office to learn more about the project as part of their two day trip to Belfast.

The US Congressional Delegation was in the UK as part of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 55th Session in Edinburgh, however they took time out of their busy schedule to visit some community projects in Belfast.

The visitors were welcomed to East Belfast by Sammy Douglas,Project Champion and Wendy Langham,Project Manager. The delegates were informed of the benefits the CCG will bring to the 40,000 people living along the route.

Speaking after the visit Sammy Douglas said: “It is wonderful to have visitors from the United States visit East Belfast to hear of the proposed regeneration of the area through the Connswater Community Greenway. They were very enthusiastic about the project and provided some good ideas for us to take on board. We hope they will return and walk the CCG with us once it is built.”