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  • The Government is to spend $400 million this year, under the first phase of a major upgrading project in the resort town of Negril, in Westmoreland.
  • This phase includes rehabilation works to the main road that links Sheffield to Negril from the South Coast; as well as Norman Manley Beach Park.
  • Other aspects of the project include landcaping activities and upgrading works on sidewalks including those in the town.

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

This phase includes rehabilation 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, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill made the announcement during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 27.

“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 landcaping activities and upgrading works on sidewalks including those in the town. In addition the craft market, fishing village, and community centre are also to be renovated.

The Minister further informed that 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”.