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The Government has allocated $3 million for the continued monitoring of the rehabilitation of mangroves along the Palisadoes strip in Kingston.

The allocation, which has been made in the 2017-18 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, will complete works on the Palisadoes Shoreline and Road project.

The overall objective of the project is to protect the integrity and viability of the investments made by the Government of Jamaica in the Palisadoes shoreline work and ensure that citizens have reliable access between home, school, healthcare facilities and work.

It also aims to have the corridor less susceptible to flooding, while also protecting the Kingston Harbour from storm surges.

The project, which had an original duration of July 2010 to June 2012, was further extended from July 2012 to March 2018.

All revetment works, road construction works, waterline replacement and environmental consultancy are complete. A contract was awarded for the re-vegetation and rehabilitation of the mangroves under the environmental sub-project.

The project is funded by the China Exim Bank and the Government of Jamaica.

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