JIS News

Work is on schedule at the multi-purpose stadium in Florence Hall, Northern Trelawny, as labourers at the facility have been working assiduously to meet the November 30, 2006 project completion deadline.
“We have never been in danger of not finishing on November 30, 2006, but we have always said that we are going to finish ahead of time,” Executive Director of the Jamaica Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, Robert Bryan, has said.
He was speaking at a press conference, which was held on April 20 at the site of the stadium.
Mr. Bryan pointed out that plans were also in place for the widening of the Daniel Town main road in the area.
“The north coast highway will be completed in time, so we are not concerned at all about having an issue with roads into Daniel Town. We are just about to start the widening of the Daniel Town main road and we are expecting that, based on schedule, we will get this done very quickly so that we can begin to get the landscaping and other issues surrounding the project going as quickly as possible, to benefit from the anticipated rainy season,” he said.
Mr. Bryan said he was pleased with the fact that various sectors across the country were now beginning to look at the implications of a major world event taking place in Jamaica. He noted that the event could not be delivered unless Jamaicans viewed it as part of their responsibility.
Meanwhile, Project Manager, Kevin Chen, said there were some delays in the progress of the work, due to the cement shortage which occurred some weeks ago, “but we are trying to maintain the anticipation ahead of the schedule”.