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  • Rehabilitation work, costing $88.29 million, is to begin on the Old Naval Hospital in Port Royal, shortly.
  • Minister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said Cabinet has approved repair work to the roof, structure and bathroom facilities at the hospital, under a contract awarded to Build-Rite Construction.
  • Specifically, this will involve rehabilitation of the roof and cast iron structural frame of the hospital’s main building.

Rehabilitation work, costing $88.29 million, is to begin on the Old Naval Hospital in Port Royal, shortly.

Making the disclosure at a Jamaica House Press Briefing, on November 26, Minister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said Cabinet has approved repair work to the roof, structure and bathroom facilities at the hospital, under a contract awarded to Build-Rite Construction.

Specifically, this will involve rehabilitation of the roof and cast iron structural frame of the hospital’s main building and the refurbishing and reconfiguration of two existing brickwork constructed buildings,  wall and floor finishes, painting, installation of sanitary fittings, and electrical works.

The work, which is to be carried out over a four-month period, is being undertaken as part of the Development of Museums at the Historic Royal Naval Hospital and Historic Walkway project.

This represents collaboration among the Urban Development Corporation, the Tourism Enhancement Fund and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.