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KINGSTON — Six Government-owned natural attractions, currently being managed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), are to be privatised.

Cabinet has approved a $29.3 million contract to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited to undertake the process.

This was announced by Minister with responsibility for Information and the Public Service, Senator the Hon. Arthur Williams, during a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on November 9, 2011.

"This concerns a number of local attractions that will be privatised… so that the UDC can get back to its core business, rather than seeking to run the entities themselves," he said.

Senator Williams informed that some of the entities that will be privatised include: Reach Falls, Portland; and Two Sisters Cave, St. Catherine;

The contract was awarded on the recommendations of the National Contracts Commission and the Infrastructure Subcommittee.

The UDC's mission seeks to improve the quality of life for citizens in designated areas, through the planning and implementation of development projects, including physical, secondary and social infrastructure and the delivery of quality service to clients.

                                                                       

By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter