High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! National Development Plan (NDP, Irish: Plean Forbartha Náisiúnta) is the title given by the Irish Government to a scheme of organised large-scale expenditure on (mainly) national infrastructure. The period covered by the seven year plan runs from 2000 to 2006. A second National Development Plan is currently in progress and is due to run until 2013 (spending ?70 million a day every day from 2007 to 2013). The main elements to the original plan was the development of a national motorway network between the major cities in the Republic of Ireland. The upgrading of the rail network was a secondary scheme. By the start of 2009 substantial progress had been made on the motorway network, with all sections of the five major inter-urban motorways either under construction or complete. The M1 motorway from Dublin towards Belfast has been completed as far as the border with Northern Ireland.