UK contractors to help rebuilding effort in Christchurch

On 22 February 2011 an earthquake devastated the city of Christchurch in New Zealand, killing 181 people and destroying thousands of homes.

Now contractors from the UK and Ireland are being invited to help rebuild the city and bring their expertise to New Zealand.

Building News reports that due to the city needing to be completely rebuilt, there is a desperate need for contractors to help rebuild homes and key infrastructure in Christchurch, which was home to over 367,000 people before the disaster struck three months ago.

An estimated 1,500 contractors are expected to be needed to rebuild the city and surrounding areas affected by the earthquake. The majority of these contractors will probably be from New Zealand, but the city is keen to capitalise on expertise from other countries, including the UK.

This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (which covers the Christchurch area) said there is “a need for highly skilled workers and we welcome applications from the UK and Ireland.”

What do you think of this news? Should UK workers help with the reconstruction of Christchurch? Let us know what you think and comment on here below.



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Posted on June 3, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician jobs, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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