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The Ministry of Local Government and Environment has launched the City of Kingston Beautification Programme targeting the corridor from Harbour View to the Jose Marti round-a-bout.
In his contribution to the 2006/07 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives last week, Minister Peart informed that under the programme, which began eight weeks ago, “the scope of the work will include, clearing of open lots, removing derelict vehicles, repairing broken water mains and sewerage, cleaning gullies and repairing pot holes”.
He added that the Ministry was also involved in a separate project to beautify the country’s round-a-bouts. This programme, which will focus on round-a-bouts in major towns and cities, is being implemented in collaboration with the local authorities, the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), and the National Works Agency.
The Minister noted that a draft policy proposal on beautification has been circulated to key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Finance and Planning, for feedback. The proposal is being finalized for Cabinet submission.
Meanwhile, he disclosed that by early next month, phase one of the National Heroes Park Development Programme should be completed. Mr. Peart added that phase two was scheduled to begin in September and completed in February 2007.
“We have received an injection of $25 million from the Tourism Enhancement Fund with an additional $8 million from the Ministry. The total cost of phase two is $40 million,” said Mr. Peart.