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Minister of Transport and Works, Hon Michael Henry, said that the relocation of the Tinson Pen Aerodrome from Marcus Garvey Drive, South St. Andrew to Caymanas St. Catherine, should be completed within 12 months.
“Investigations are under way in relation to the relocation,” Mr. Henry told the House of Representatives, on July 27, during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate.
He said that the move was triggered by Cabinet’s decision to grant ownership control of the lands on which the aerodrome is situated to the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), for expansion of its operations.
“In this regard, the aerodrome is to be relocated to lands owned by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) in the Caymanas area,” he stated.
He added that the cost of the relocation would be borne by the Port Authority, while the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) would provide oversight for the design and construction of the Caymanas Aerodrome, which would be undertaken by the PAJ.
This is with a view to replacing the existing aeronautical facilities at Tinson Pen with a Cargo Logistics Centre, to be developed by the PAJ, he said.
He also stated that the AAJ would be providing project management services in exploring the technical feasibility for an international Port of Entry at Duckenfield, St. Thomas. However, a 6-month stop order has been placed on the preliminary engineering studies, he noted.

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