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Minister of Information and Development, Donald Buchanan has said that the islandwide beautification campaign would be intensified and special attention would be given to areas near Sabina Park in Kingston, where a number of Cricket World Cup (CWC) matches would be played in March of this year.
“There is going to be an intensification of the projects in certain corridors, particularly the environs of Sabina Park, the area of the Victoria Craft Market into Jones Town and the area between Mountain View and Camp Road,” the Minister said. He was speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House yesterday (January 22).
The Minister pointed out that the programme was not only taking place in Kingston, but also in rural areas, such as the Mineral Heights round-about in Clarendon; Black River, St. Elizabeth; and Ewarton, St. Catherine, among others.
The beautification programme, which is being carried out by the Ministry of Local Government and the Environment, involves the bushing and removal of derelict structures, which is the responsibility of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, and road works, which falls under the National Works Agency.
To date, some 356 of the 1,097 proposals received for projects under the $600 million beautification programme, have been selected and approved for implementation.