JIS News

The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) and the Negril Chamber of Commerce are carrying out extensive beautification and clean-up works in the resort town of Negril, at a cost of more than $600,000.
Approximately 40 persons have been employed to cut and clean verges, plant trees and erect welcome signs. The project should be completed in time for the town’s hosting of the annual tourism trade show, Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), which is scheduled for April 24 to April 26.
Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar and chairman of the Westmoreland Parish Council, Delford Morgan, told JIS News that the council was pleased with the work being done and the partnership between public and private sector in the effort.
“As a council, we are grateful for the partnership with civic-minded groups, as we together seek to keep the Negril area in such a state as to make our visitors as comfortable as possible, in so far as the aesthetics are concerned. I am confident that with the facelift of the town and the relocation of vendors, we will have a successful staging of JAPEX come April”, he said.
Chairman for the Negril Resort Board, Cliff Reynolds, noted that the project, which started last December, has been going well. “We are putting in plants, establishing welcome signs and in the centre of town, we are embarking on a project to have areas adopted and maintained by different properties and businesses. This is expected to sustain the project even after JAPEX, in order that the town of Negril remains beautiful”, Mr. Reynolds told JIS News.
He appealed to residents and visitors to Negril to assist the process by keeping the town free of litter and to dispose garbage in the receptacles provided.

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