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Holness wants lands in Barbican for NHT development

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness a short while ago gave directive for the National Housing Trust (NHT) to identify land in the Barbican area to provide housing for people who currently are not receiving NHT benefits.

He was addressing residents at a mini town hall meeting hosted by the Office of the Prime Minister in Barbican square, to outline plans for the Barbican roadway improvement project.

The Prime Minister gave the directive after expressing concerns over the housing conditions in some sections of Barbican, such as Grants Pen.

The town hall meeting is being addressed by Communications Manager for the National Works Agency, Stephen Shaw, Member of Parliament Delroy Chuck, and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang.

The US$4.4 million Barbican project when completed, will allow for better traffic management, and the enhancement of commercial activities in that area. The project is to be completed by December.

Alphea Saunders




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