Downtown Kingston’s redevelopment gathers pace

A section of the 4.7-metre-wide boardwalk where persons can comfortably engage in commercial and recreational activit

Downtown Kingston’s redevelopment gathers pace

A section of the newly constructed boardwalk along the Kingston waterfront.
June 14, 2022
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The City of Kingston, particularly the downtown area, is gradually coming alive again as various infrastructural developments continue to unfold.

One of the latest fixtures to be unveiled is the new aesthetically appealing boardwalk, which now greets visitors to Port Royal Street along the segment spanning the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade building to the Rae Town fishing beach.

The 4.7-metre-wide boardwalk where persons can comfortably engage in commercial and recreational activities, was created under the just completed $1.3-billion Port Royal Street Coastal Revetment Project, implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) to safeguard the corridor from continued erosion and the effects of storm surges.

Efforts to bolster capital’s shoreline against ravages of climate change to continue

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right), and Dr. Wayne Henry, chairman of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (left), cut the ribbon to officially hand over the Port Royal Street Revetment project, which forms part of several infrastructure projects of the JSIF’s Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, that seeks to enhance Jamaica’s climate change resilience.
May 19, 2022
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The rehabilitation project forms part of several infrastructure projects of the JSIF’s Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, which seeks to enhance Jamaica’s climate change resilience.

The one-kilometre project was implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and funded by the World Bank to the tune of $1.3 billion.

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