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Residents of West Kingston and other inner-city communities will benefit from a total of $6 billion dollars from the European Commission for security issues and infrastructure development.
This announcement was made by Head, European Commission, Ambassador Marco Mazzocchi Alemanni who spoke at the handing over ceremony of a Mid-Town Sanitation project on December 9. The project is funded by the European Union’s General Import Programme.
Ambassador Alemanni said “The European Union feels it has a duty to help inner-city communities. We are working with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund and 27 projects will be undertaken, some of which have already been commissioned and will include the upliftment of roads, high schools, community centres and retirement homes.”
Ambassador Alemanni told the Mid-Town residents that an initial $1 billion was earmarked for the infrastructure programme but their Member of Parliament and Prime Minister, Bruce Golding requested that the allotment be doubled, which was approved.
Thirteen new sanitation facilities were constructed in the Mid-Town sanitation project for several families of the community and is part of a development process for inner-city communities.