Ref. No.: P-HS&F-12-2017
Third City Site Identification
Provision of Consulting Services – Pre-Horizon Scanning & Foresighting
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) invites suitably qualified Consultants to submit proposals for the provision of consulting services to conduct a Pre-Horizon Scanning and Foresighting Study for the establishment of Jamaica’s Third City.
Scope of Services
The Urban Development Corporation-owned Green Grotto Caves and Attractions in Discovery Bay, St Ann is the first cave in the world to receive the prestigious EarthCheck Master Achievement Award.
EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism in alerting the attraction’s management of the endorsement in November 2017 said it had obtained Master Certification Achievement, representing 15 years of continuous accreditation with EarthCheck.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has noted the Gleaner’s Letter of the Day referenced as ‘UDC Projects on a Slow Boat to China’ and attributed to author Matthew Jones on November 29, 2017.
In the article, the author made a number of points in regards to work being carried out by the UDC in the downtown Kingston area. We wish to address three of these points mentioned in the article.
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).