The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) which owns and operates the world famous Dunn’s River Falls through its associate company, the St. Ann Development Company, has signed a contract for the creation of a Central Gardens area at the attraction. The contract which is valued at JMD$114.692 million will see Chin’s Construction Company Limited carrying out works over a 6 months period starting September 28, 2015.
(L- r) Charles Gooden, Clerk of Works and Bishop Rudolph Daley, Board Director both of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) inspect the laying of octagonal pavers by a worker at the Festival Marketplace and Food Bazaar, located on 8.9 acres of prime land in downtown Kingston adjacent to the Kingston Craft Market. The marketplace is intended to be one more element and attraction in the development of the Kingston Waterfront for which the UDC has development responsibility. It will be a waterfront extension of the renewed Market & Commercial Districts to the north, as well as the terminal point of the existing east-west pedestrian arcade and promenade. Phase 1 of the project which is underway will see the completion of the Food Bazaar area with vending kiosks and recreational seating, upgrade of the parking lot that can double as a multipurpose outdoor recreational/entertainment space. Other phases will see development of facilities for in-bond and local shopping; restaurants and bars; multi-use commercial/office space; indoor/outdoor exhibition space, vendors arcade, marina and docking facilities, Phase 1 of the project is expected to be completed by end of 2015.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is seeking to increase the marketability and diversify the product offerings of the historic Port Royal attraction in Kingston. The Corporation is currently advancing the completion of Phase One of rehabilitative work on the Old Naval Hospital in Port Royal, Kingston. The project which is valued at $80 million is being financed through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). This forms part of the Port Royal Museum and Historic Walk Way Project which is foreseen to act as a catalyst for future development in the Port Royal area.
Kingston, Jamaica: Work is steadily progressing on the Caymanas Estate Sewage Conveyance System in St Catherine. The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) which is leading the project as part of its capital infrastructure portfolio of works is now doing civil engineering works and constructing box culverts to facilitate the laying of pipelines through contractors Y.P. Seaton & Associates Company Limited.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) - managed Dunn’s River Falls and Park has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award announced May, 2015. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will participate in Labour Day 2015 by carrying out improvement and beautification works at the Salvation Army Basic School, Rae Town in Downtown Kingston on Monday, May 25. Work is slated to commence at 8:00am.
Labour Day 2015 is being held under the theme “'Labour of Love, Nurturing our Children'.” In light of the recent rise in reported cases of abuse of our children and the need to safeguard our children's future, the focus is on creating an atmosphere that is safe for children.
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) provided sponsorship valued at $750,000 for the first Continental Women's Beach Volleyball Tournament and Women's Olympic Qualifiers, by contributing the use of the Ocho Rios Bay Beach in St Ann for the three day period, May 1 to 3.
Hosts Jamaica claimed a sensational victory in the finals held on Sunday, May 3 to emerge as winners of the tournament. The tournament was organized by the Jamaica Vollyball Association.