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  • A total of $56.13 million is to be spent to undertake rehabilitation work on the world-renowned Milk River Hotel and Spa in Clarendon.
  • This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, during a Jamaica House Media Briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, July 15.
  • She noted that the renovation has become necessary as the facility, which is “a world-class mineral spring spa, and a heritage monument,” has suffered from ageing infrastructure, vulnerability to flooding and poor road conditions.

A total of $56.13 million is to be spent to undertake rehabilitation work on the world-renowned Milk River Hotel and Spa in Clarendon.

This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, during a Jamaica House Media Briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, July 15.

She noted that the renovation has become necessary as the facility, which is “a world-class mineral spring spa, and a heritage monument,” has suffered from ageing infrastructure, vulnerability to flooding and poor road conditions.

“It is known for the restorative benefits of its mineral water.  The infrastructure improvements and redesigned facilities and service expansion will add to its attractiveness and marketability,” she said.

The Minister informed that the work will include renovation of the west wing of the establishment including demolition, alteration, upgrading of electrical systems, floor finishing, painting, plumbing, roof repairs and decorating.

She noted that Cabinet has given its approval for the work to be carried out by C and D Construction and Engineering Company Limited, along with professional services by Rivi Gardner and Associates.

Milk River Hotel and Spa has 20 rooms, 13 of which are operable, nine mineral baths and a mineral pool.

It is owned by the Government of Jamaica and is operated by the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment.