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Cabinet has approved a US$122 million contract to Royal Caribbean Lines for marine works at the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, in Trelawny, inclusive of a 760-metre berth.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, made the disclosure at yesterday (March 2) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

He pointed out that the pier is now complete, and that tramcars and closed circuit televisions are in place.

“The vertical works, which are the responsibility of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will be constructed in three phases at a cost of approximately $105 million. Phase one is currently under construction and the estimated date of completion is May 2011,” he added.

He also informed that the Voyager of the Sea cruise ship landed at the pier on February 17, 2011, adding that the main vessel from the Genesis Class is expected to arrive at the location on Thursday, March 17.

“Information was also provided (to Cabinet) on work being executed on our plans in relation to the town’s utilities and the market,” the Minister said.

 

CONTACT: CHRIS PATTERSON