Implementation works on Main Street in Ocho Rios, St. Ann will begin Monday, November 13, 2017. The road which serves as the major thoroughfare for pedestrians and motorists through the resort town is being upgraded through the Ocho Rios Main Street Improvement Project which forms a part of the overall multi-billion dollar redevelopment programme for the town of Ocho Rios being led by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is reporting a multimillion dollar (USD) increase in the value of investments in the Tax Incentive Programme (TIP) since the expansion of the programme in early 2017. The boundary of the government’s Tax Incentive Programme for Urban Renewal (TIP) for the Corporate Area was expanded and the programme renewed for an additional ten years as gazetted in January, 2017.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) wishes to correct statements carried in the Monday, October 16, 2017 edition of the Jamaica Observer’s North & East Publication giving it responsibility for repair works being carried out on the roads leading to the Winnifred Beach facility in Portland. The report went on to allude to the winning of a court case between the Winnifred Benevolent Society and the UDC.
Ocho Rios, St. Ann will soon be benefiting from an upgraded Main Street which serves as the major thoroughfare for pedestrians and motorists through the resort town. This is being made possible through the Ocho Rios Main Street Improvement Project which forms a part of the overall multi-billion dollar redevelopment programme for the town of Ocho Rios being led by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).
Referencing the billions spent to resuscitate the country in the wake of natural disasters over the years, Director, Mitigation and Planning and Research Division in the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) Michelle Edwards has urged entities engaged in developing the planned Third City to consider the island’s vulnerability to earthquakes, coastal flooding and landslides as part of the planning framework.
Ms Suzanne Bailey, Board Director, Urban Development Corporation
Dr Damian Graham, General Manager, Urban Development Corporation
Members of the Third City Planning Committee
Mr Leonard Francis – Director Spatial Planning Division, National Environment and Planning Agency
Mr. Winston Blackwood, Manager –Smart Grid and Project Services and Ms. Simone Chisholm of Jamaica Public Service
Ms Michelle Edwards, Senior Director of the Mitigation, Planning & Research Department, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
The planning for the development of Jamaica’s Third City as mandated by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in July 2016 advanced in earnest with the Urban Development Corporation, UDC hosting an inaugural technical workshop on September 27, 2017 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The event which involved multi-sectoral stakeholders was organised to establish the context within which the ‘smart city’ would be developed and the approach to select its location.