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  • A sum of $150 million has been allocated to the ‘Enhancing the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector and Coastal Areas’ project, in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
  • In terms of achievements, engineer designs for breakwater structures have been tested and completed; Environmental Impact Assessment prepared and presented to the public...
  • The project is being funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Adaptation Fund.

A sum of $150 million has been allocated to the ‘Enhancing the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector and Coastal Areas’ project, in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The project seeks to increase sectoral resilience and adaptive capacity to cope with the impacts of climate change by strengthening coastal protection and building institutional and local capacity to address climate change issues.

In terms of achievements, engineer designs for breakwater structures have been tested and completed; Environmental Impact Assessment prepared and presented to the public; natural resource rapid valuation for coral reefs completed; three beach licences issued for construction; quarry selection assessment completed; and the pre-qualification process for contractors have been completed.

For this fiscal year, the project will seek to commence and complete 60 per cent of the construction works for the breakwater structures; monitor hard engineering construction; develop guidelines and technical standards for beach restoration and shoreline protection; and complete climate change adaptation plan for Negril.

The project is being funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Adaptation Fund.

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