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  • The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has allocated a sum of $3.3 billion to rehabilitate and upgrade the resort towns of Negril, Montego Bay, Falmouth and Ocho Rios.
  • Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, who made the announcement while opening the 2015/16 Budget Debate in the House on March 12, said $300 million of the sum will also be spent on the entrance to the City of Kingston.
  • He said the initiative will involve street scaping, the creation of shared pathways, (jogging, cycling and pedestrian trails), and landscape beautification, while in the case of Falmouth, drainage improvement will also be undertaken.

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has allocated a sum of $3.3 billion to rehabilitate and upgrade the resort towns of Negril, Montego Bay, Falmouth and Ocho Rios.

Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, who made the announcement while opening the 2015/16 Budget Debate in the House on March 12, said $300 million of the sum will also be spent on the entrance to the City of Kingston.

He said the initiative will involve street scaping, the creation of shared pathways, (jogging, cycling and pedestrian trails), and landscape beautification, while in the case of Falmouth, drainage improvement will also be undertaken.

Dr. Phillips noted that the project is part of plans to further invest in the infrastructure and upkeep of the country’s resort towns in order to better serve citizens and visitors.

“Our original tourism areas are rapidly becoming urban growth centres. If these urban townships are to be fully integrated into the tourism product, it will require the coordinated effort of all stakeholders to ensure that attractive and orderly development takes place,” he said.