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  • The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), will be undertaking an islandwide $260.6 million maintenance and beautification project.
  • Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, gave details of the project at a Jamaica House Media Briefing, held at the Office of the Prime Minister on July 15.
  • She said that Cabinet has approved the contract to undertake the work, which is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment.

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), will be undertaking an islandwide $260.6 million maintenance and beautification project.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, gave details of the project at a Jamaica House Media Briefing, held at the Office of the Prime Minister on July 15.

She said that Cabinet has approved the contract to undertake the work, which is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment.

The Minister informed that the project will entail resort area maintenance and the building of partnerships with communities, the public and private sectors, for long term sustainability.

“The proposed beautification works will involve bushing, trimming of verges, pruning of trees, additional planting and garbage removal. Work will be done in all parishes and will include maintenance of specific areas, such as the North Coast Highway between Port Antonio and Negril,” she said.

Funds to implement the project, which is to be provided by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), will be spent on the provision of tools, equipment, labour and planting materials.

The project is to be carried out over a 12-month period.