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  • Court facilities at the Hagley Park Road complex in Kingston are slated to be upgraded by year end, at a cost of $100 million.
  • The project seeks to provide court facilities that are conducive to the delivery of the services being provided by the Ministry of Justice.
  • Major components of the project include the relocation of Coroner’s and Traffic courts and the head office of the Ministry of Justice.

Court facilities at the Hagley Park Road complex in Kingston are slated to be upgraded by year end, at a cost of $100 million.

As outlined in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the project seeks to provide court facilities that are conducive to the delivery of the services being provided by the Ministry of Justice.

Major components of the project include: refurbishing and improvement of existing buildings; relocation of Coroner’s and Traffic courts; and relocation of the head office of the Ministry of Justice.

Anticipated targets for this year include: carrying out tender and award interior construction contract; doing interior construction required to house all the agencies that are being relocated; relocate furniture, fittings and staff, and commence operations.

Achievements of the project up to February 2014 include: clearing of site; demolition of buildings; conducting stakeholder meeting; and preparing tender documents.