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Member of Parliament for North Trelawny, Dr. Patrick Harris, has lauded the major infrastructure works being carried out in the parish, noting that this would continue to keep it “open for business.”
Making his contribution to the 2010/11 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 9, Dr. Harris cited the development of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier, which he said was on target. “In November 2010, we will welcome our first ship to the historic port of Falmouth, and this arrival is a dry run for many other vessels which will come,” he said.
The Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) asserted that the town has prepared for this historic moment, and would tap into all the opportunities that will be presented. “To capitalise on these opportunities, our town will be given a major makeover, spearheaded by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), with the co-operation of agencies, such as the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Jamaica Public Service, the National Works Agency, and the Social Development Commission,” he said.
Dr. Harris pointed out that the physical planning is far advanced to meet the timeline, and that the town would be ready.
The MP said the parish was also preparing for the linkages in agriculture, craft, and small manufacturing, in order to retain maximum profits.
“We anticipate the development of first class infrastructure and projects while ensuring sustainable growth for people, because we recognise that without the people at the forefront of development, nothing is sustainable,” he said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Harris welcomed the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), which he said has assisted with the establishment and enhanced artisan villages, and helped with the housing relocation process in Cary Park, in collaboration with the Housing Agency of Jamaica, the Port Authority of Jamaica, and the UDC.

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