Transport Authority relocating to JAMINTEL Building early 2016
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Transport Authority (TA) is spending some J$440 million to relocate its corporate offices to the JAMINTEL building at the corner of Duke and North Streets, in downtown Kingston, come early 2016.
The building was purchased by the TA in April for $150 million, and is to be retrofitted at a cost of $290 million. Along with structural improvement to the building, the Authority will be installing information technology infrastructure, and retrofitting the car park for use by customers.
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Morais Guy, addressing a stakeholders’ consultation forum, today (August 28), at the Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston, informed that preparatory work currently taking place at the location include air quality testing, and repairing service elevators to create access for work teams.
Dr Guy said he has asked the Authority to involve community members in the process to reshape the building.
“We have to engage the stakeholders in the community to ensure that harmonious and sustainable relations are established, and that there is equity in the distribution of labour on the project. Accordingly, a social intervention committee has been established,” the Minister said at the forum.
The Authority occupied offices at 119 Maxfield Avenue which housed its administrative operations, and its operations team at 109 Maxfield Avenue.
“The Authority has had to retrofit containers to ensure proper storage and management of its records. In simple terms, the Authority’s operations have far outgrown its current locations,” Dr Guy said.
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