Sixth Project Agreement reached in Yukon Resource Gateway Project

Joint news release with First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun

The Government of Yukon and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun have reached a Project Agreement to upgrade the Silver Trail from the Klondike Highway to Mayo and Keno City. The Project Agreement provides funding for the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun to effectively participate in the planning, design, regulatory processes and construction activities. The project has an estimated capital construction cost valued up to $63 million.

The Government of Yukon and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun will work collaboratively to develop and implement a strategy for the Project that identifies training, employment and business opportunities for First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun citizens and businesses.

This project component and each of the Yukon Resource Gateway Project components are subject to Yukon’s assessment and regulatory process that includes public input and consultation with affected First Nations.

The Yukon Resource Gateway Project is enhancing the development of Yukon’s mineral resource sector by offering significant investment into areas with high mineral potential. This marks the largest deal to date.

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai

The Project Agreement is an example of our Governments working together to address important regional infrastructure to enhance safety for members of the local communities and will benefit many of our citizens. We’re pleased with all the expected results. The Project Agreement provides training and employment opportunities for our citizens and other benefits as well.

First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Chief Simon Mervyn, Sr.

Quick facts 
  • The sixth Project Agreement includes upgrades to the Silver Trail between kilometres 0 to 110 with an estimated capital construction cost up to $63 million.

  • This project includes road reconstruction, critical structures improvements, rehabilitation of the Mayo River Bridge and rectification of geometric deficiencies.

  • Project Agreements between the Government of Yukon and affected Yukon First Nations are a funding requirement for the Yukon Resource Gateway Project.

Contact 

Renee Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Adrienne Hill
First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun
867-996-2265
adrienne.hill@nndfn.com

Sue Thomas
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-5809
sue.thomas@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-054