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  • This was disclosed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during his contribution to the 2021/22 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 18.
  • “The programme is designed to do two things, one preventative maintenance, but it is also designed to bring employment and some relief and bring new income into these communities,” he explained.
  • To fully maximize this opportunity, the Prime Minister said the Government will pursue partnerships in the private sector and explore the use of a “modified Impact Fee-based Scheme designed to incentivize and unleash the development potential along the recently improved road corridors within the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA).”

The National Works Agency (NWA) is to commence work under the Lengthman Programme in 2021/2022, with a pilot that will run from Dunrobin Avenue along Washington Boulevard to Mandela Highway leading to the Jose Marti Round-a-bout in St. Catherine.

This was disclosed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during his contribution to the 2021/22 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 18.

“While details for a pilot of the programme were prepared, it was delayed as a result of the pandemic, as well as the need to respond to the damage to the road network resulting from flood rains that began in July 2020 and continued to November 2020,” he explained.

Mr. Holness said the Lengthman Programme is intended to facilitate preventative maintenance of critical infrastructure to be implemented at the community level by local residents.

“The programme is designed to do two things, one preventative maintenance, but it is also designed to bring employment and some relief and bring new income into these communities,” he explained.

He further noted that in the 2021/22 fiscal year, the NWA will continue work to identify areas along improved road corridors with developmental potential towards catalysing growth.

“Based on the Government’s infrastructure investment, the Hagley Park, Constant Spring and Barbican areas will see residential and commercial valuations increased with upward adjustments in the proposed density under revised Development Orders,” the Prime Minister said.

To fully maximize this opportunity, the Prime Minister said the Government will pursue partnerships in the private sector and explore the use of a “modified Impact Fee-based Scheme designed to incentivize and unleash the development potential along the recently improved road corridors within the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA).”

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