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  • The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will continue its implementation of the Jamaica Integrated Community Development Project with a further allotment of $250 million in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure.
  • The project seeks to enhance access to basic urban infrastructure and services and to contribute towards increased community safety in selected economically vulnerable and socially volatile inner city communities.
  • The project, which is being funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is slated to run from October, 2014 to October, 2020.

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will continue its implementation of the Jamaica Integrated Community Development Project with a further allotment of $250 million in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The project seeks to enhance access to basic urban infrastructure and services and to contribute towards increased community safety in selected economically vulnerable and socially volatile inner city communities.

Up to December, 2014 under the project, consultations with stakeholders were initiated.

Several major activities are expected to be carried out under the project for the 2015/16 period. These include:

•conduct community mobilisation and sensitisation activities ($99 million)

•conduct baseline assessment ($4 million)

•implement waste management strategies ($33.46 million)

•train participants for communities and schools support ($12.26 million)

•formulate civil works sub-projects and equipping of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) ($61.93 million)

The project, which is being funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is slated to run from October, 2014 to October, 2020.