Kativik Regional Government

Marine Infrastructure Program

Under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, the governments of Canada and Québec made a commitment to improve marine infrastructure in Nunavik. Pursuant to Section 4.2 of the Sanarrutik Agreement, the Québec government committed to pay 50% of the construction costs of this marine infrastructure as well as daily maintenance costs, including major repairs, subject to the federal government paying its share. Between 1999 and 2011, the KRG coordinated construction projects in every community with $91.5 million paid by the governments of Canada and Québec. The Construction Division of the Makivik Corporation was given responsibility for carrying out the projects.