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  • Government will spend $308 million this fiscal year to construct new accommodations, office and storage facilities in the Lathbury Barracks, at Up Park Camp.
  • The project is being implemented by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), with funding from the National Housing Trust (NHT).
  • The project commenced in December 2012 and will run until March 2017.

Government will spend $308 million this fiscal year to construct new accommodations, office and storage facilities in the Lathbury Barracks, at Up Park Camp.

The sum is set out in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives.

The project, which is being implemented by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), with funding from the National Housing Trust (NHT), through the Consolidated Fund, commenced in December 2012 and will run until March 2017.

So far, under the project, all building designs have been completed; construction has been approved by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC); and two buildings are currently under construction.

During the fiscal year, it is anticipated that the first three-storey building will be completed; while work on two other structures will commence.