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The Governments of Jamaica and the Federal Republic of Brazil are to embark on a technical co-operation project, following approval by Cabinet.
Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, made the announcement at yesterday’s (June 30) post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.
While not providing details, he informed that the project dubbed: ‘Centre for Professional Training Jamaica-Brazil’, is expected to begin shortly after the signing of the agreement for its implementation.
He informed that a technical delegation, comprising representatives of various Brazilian agencies and ministries that are interested in pursuing co-operation activities, visited Jamaica from June 14 to 15, where the requisite arrangements for the implementation of the project were finalised.
In addition, consultative meetings were held with other Jamaican stakeholders in order to formulate a viable plan to pursue other projects.
Minister Vaz informed that the requisite import duty waivers required for the project will be made available.
The technical co-operation agreement was one of two arrangements between the Governments of Jamaica and Brazil that Cabinet has approved.
The other is related to the performance of remunerated activities by dependents of diplomatic, consular, administrative, technical staff and military attach

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