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  • The Government remains committed in moving along the process of creating a University Town in the general Liguanea/Papine area.
  • Significant work has been advanced by various stakeholders, such as the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) and Members of Parliament.
  • The next step, which will be spearheaded by the KSAC, will seek to conclude the Memorandum of Understanding, the Management Structure, Master Plan, and the corresponding budget.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, says the Government remains committed in moving along the process of creating a University Town in the general Liguanea/Papine area.

Mr. Fagan said significant work has been advanced by various stakeholders, such as the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), Members of Parliament, Papine Development Area Committee (PDAC), the residents, the University of Technology (UTech) and the University of the West Indies (UWI).

“While the process is by nature lengthy, we are committed to moving it along. We have facilitated recent meetings with the KSAC, UTech and PDAC, and we will meet with our partners at the UWI and other stakeholders to conclude their perspective, roles and position on this initiative,” he said.

The State Minister was making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 25.

Mr. Fagan informed that the next step, which will be spearheaded by the KSAC, will seek to conclude the Memorandum of Understanding, the Management Structure, Master Plan, and the corresponding budget.

“As part of this initiative, we are moving ahead with the KSAC’s proposal to construct a pathway to specially accommodate the physically challenged who traverse the Papine and Elletson Flats areas,” he said.

The State Minister pointed out that $11 million has been approved for this project and work is to begin shortly.