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  • The Government plans to establish downtown Kingston as a tourist destination.
  • Meanwhile, a proposal is currently being reviewed by the Development Bank of Jamaica for the development of Kingston as a cruise-ship destination.
  • The proposal includes the construction of a cruise-ship pier and a revitalisation and restoration of Kingston’s downtown and harbour-front areas, along with existing places of interest, to a world-class standard to attract cruise-ship lines.

The Government plans to establish downtown Kingston as a tourist destination.

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, made the disclosure during his Sectoral Presentation in the House of Representatives, on June 28.

He informed that the boundaries establishing the area for urban renewal benefits to local and overseas investors has been reviewed.

“We have expanded the development area to encompass the outer sections of Kingston and Port Royal. This is expected to boost efforts for the rejuvenation of downtown Kingston and address the problem of urban blight,” he said.

Meanwhile, a proposal is currently being reviewed by the Development Bank of Jamaica for the development of Kingston as a cruise-ship destination.

The proposal includes the construction of a cruise-ship pier and a revitalisation and restoration of Kingston’s downtown and harbour-front areas, along with existing places of interest, to a world-class standard to attract cruise-ship lines.