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  • The Government is to spend approximately $44 million to upgrade the Harbour Street Craft Market in Montego Bay, St. James.
  • Cabinet has approved the award of contract to Marshall Construction Company to undertake repairs to the market.
  • The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) will provide funding for the project.

The Government is to spend approximately $44 million to upgrade the Harbour Street Craft Market in Montego Bay, St. James.

Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, told journalists at the Jamaica House Press Briefing on February 26, that Cabinet has approved the award of contract to Marshall Construction Company to undertake repairs to the market.

“Under this contract, repairs will be done to the roof, including the installation of new roof sheeting, general repairs and painting,” Minister Falconer said.

She informed that the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) will provide funding for the project, while the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will provide project management and technical services.

“The repair work is expected to commence at the end of this month and will run for four months,” the Minister said.

She noted that in 2009, TPDCo facilitated the renovation of 127 shops in the market, along with associated external works. The remaining section of the market has since deteriorated and is in need of urgent rehabilitation.