I think the point is that one way of getting the country back up and running is by implementing big infrastructure projects. The suggestion above supports that and also adds to the tourism, safety and environmental discussion.
The initial post was the Govt having a strategy on tourism. If you take your comment above, then we can use that as a generic coverall for any part of our economy. Kiwifruit not selling well? Build infrastructure. Its a way to have a suggestion that isnt a suggestion. When tourists have the ability to tour, they will tour, you dont need a rail lnne, or a bridge or a road to do that. The safety and envoronmental discussion is unrelated to todays problem.