The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) appeared before the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament (PAC) on Tuesday, March 19 to update on its progress with the implementation of recommendations from the Auditor General’s (AG) Performance audit dated November 2012. To date, more than sixty per cent of the recommendations have been implemented while work continues to complete the process.
It is the pre-summer period and a visit to Dunn’s River Falls and Park will attest to this natural attraction being the preferred recreational spot for residents and visitors alike. The entity is now a multiple-award winning attraction having copped the World Travel Awards for the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Excursion on three occasions, with the most recent being 2010.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) in collaboration with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has completed the construction of the Falmouth Police Station in Trelawny at a cost of $272.8 million through the PetroCaribe Fund. The facility was opened on March 6, 2013 by the UDC Portfolio Minister and Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will be staging a community engagement session for residents of Hellshire, St Catherine on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 commencing at 6:00 pm at the Hellshire Heights Community Centre. Topics to be discussed include the impact of current practices in the area such as cutting down of trees to produce charcoal, the importance of preserving protected areas, the benefits of living in these areas and also some of the prohibited activities.
Telecommunications giant Digicel and Scotiabank have partnered with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to stage Fireworks on The Waterfront 2012, on New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31. The event supports the promotion of Downtown Kingston, as the place of choice for business or pleasure.
Digicel the newest addition to the Kingston Waterfront and Downtown Kingston saw it fitting to support the event once again as the organization continues to contribute to national development and to give back to the Jamaican people.
Hundreds of students from the corporate area turned out at the ‘School’s In Extravaganza’ hosted by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) at Orange Park, located on the Kingston Waterfront, on Friday, November 9, 2012 where they received well needed textbooks and other educational material. The items were donated by Project Educate Jamaica, a private sector led initiative.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will be hosting ‘Schools In Extravaganza’, a community outreach activity for schools in the downtown Kingston and its environs at Orange Square, located on the Kingston Waterfront, on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Honourable Damion Crawford, M.P, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment will give the main address at 11:00am
The Urban Development Corporation continues to fulfil its role as the Government of Jamaica’s main urban and rural development agency despite global and national economic constraints.
For 2012 and beyond, the Corporation is working towards the completion of draft development plans for Kingston and Port Royal, Caymanas Estate, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Falmouth.