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The Government has allocated $67 million to undertake a pre-assessment survey and evaluation studies aimed at identifying a possible Third City for Jamaica.

This is contained in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.

The funds will also go towards undertaking an economic assessment and production of a report with recommendation of three possible sites.

Activities under the engagement, which commenced in April 2017, are being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with funding from the Government of Jamaica.

Achievements, to date, include completion of Phase 1a, comprising a geographic information system (GIS) multi-criteria site selection assessment.

The project, which was originally scheduled for completion in March 2019, has been extended by 12 months.