Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller met with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to Jamaica, His Excellency Zhen Qingdian on Saturday, January 7, to discuss the Administration's desire to make changes to the structure and implementation of the JDIP programme.
This meeting is consistent with the commitment given prior to the General Elections that a PNP Administration would, as a matter of priority, initiate immediate contact with the Chinese Government about the project.
The Prime Minister was accompanied to the meeting by Dr. Omar Davies, Minister of Transport, Works & Housing, Dr. Peter Phillips, Minister of Finance & Planning and Mr. Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Water, Land & the Environment.
There was a frank exchange of views and the Ambassador committed to act immediately to present the Administration’s desires to the relevant authorities during his forthcoming visit to Beijing.