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  • The Palisadoes Shoreline and Road Project is slated to be completed in December.
  • The aim is to ensure the integrity and viability of the investments made by the Government of Jamaica and ensure that citizens have reliable access between home, school, healthcare facilities and work.
  • The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with funding from China Exim Bank and the Government of Jamaica.

The Palisadoes Shoreline and Road Project is slated to be completed in December.

The Government has allocated $8 million for the final stage of works. The funds are contained in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives.

Initiated in July 2010, the Palisadoes project aims is to address the flooding of the road corridor, while also protecting the Kingston Harbour from storm surges.

The aim is to ensure the integrity and viability of the investments made by the Government of Jamaica and ensure that citizens have reliable access between home, school, healthcare facilities and work.

Up to December 2015, the following activities have been completed: revetment works; road construction works; waterline replacement; environmental consultancy; and revegetation of the mangrove site.

In addition, a contract has been awarded for the rehabilitation/revegetation of the mangroves.

For the 2016/17 period under the project, it is expected that monitoring of the mangroves on the environmental sub-project will continue.

The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with funding from China Exim Bank and the Government of Jamaica.