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  • The Ministry of Transport and Mining will spearhead work on several of the Government’s priority projects during the 2016/17 parliamentary year.
  • He said these were indicative of the Administration’s recognition that “the road to prosperity is best traversed via integrated transportation systems that are supported by effective, efficient and modern regulations.”
  • Additionally, the Governor-General said the Ministry will also spearhead work to revitalise the Bauxite and Alumina sector and diversify the mining sector.

The Ministry of Transport and Mining will spearhead work on several of the Government’s priority projects during the 2016/17 parliamentary year.

Notable among these are: the privatisation of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston; passage of the new Road Traffic and Road Safety Acts; establishment of a National Minerals Institute; and finalising development of the proposed National Minerals Policy.

This was announced by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during Thursday’s (April 14) Ceremonial Opening of Parliament, at Gordon House.

Other engagements, which the Governor-General said will be undertaken in the area of Transport include: the establishment of the Land Transport Authority; construction of the Portmore Transport Hub; development of an Urban/Rural Transport Plan; revitalisation of the public rail service; and redevelopment work at Vernamfield in Clarendon to facilitate air services.

He said these were indicative of the Administration’s recognition that “the road to prosperity is best traversed via integrated transportation systems that are supported by effective, efficient and modern regulations.”

Additionally, the Governor-General said the Ministry will also spearhead work to revitalise the Bauxite and Alumina sector and diversify the mining sector.

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