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$400m to upgrade Negril

Friday, May 30, 2014    

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GOVERNMENT is to spend $400 million this year, under the first phase of a major upgrading project in the resort town of Negril, Westmoreland.

This phase includes rehabilitation works to the main road that links Sheffield to Negril from the south coast, as well as Norman Manley Beach Park.

Tourism and Entertainment Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill made the announcement during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

"This investment will produce a town residents can be proud of, one that presents an improved experience for their visitors, providing opportunities for enjoyment by both groups," he said.

Other aspects of the project include landscaping, upgrading of sidewalks and renovation of the craft market, fishing village, and community centre.

The project "will complement the dual-purpose pathway already under construction along the Norman Manley Boulevard for the safety and convenience of residents and visitors", the minister said.

 JIS

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