THE EDITOR, Sir:
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC), in its mandate to lead sustainable urban and rural development through public-private partnerships, takes a business-like approach in achieving its mission.
While the UDC is a Government agency, it operates as a self-sustaining entity and is expected to act like any prudent corporation would in developing its growth plan. A key element of that growth plan is attracting investors who share the UDC’s vision of providing world class facilities for Jamaicans.
Local experts affiliated with the construction industry will have an opportunity to contribute to the planning and development of the new Government Oval to be constructed at the National Heroes Circle.
It is important this is understood.
Jamaican architects, urban planners, engineers, landscape architects, etc., in the appropriate time, will all have equal opportunity to either submit tenders, express their opinion on design and layout or volunteer their skill to this landmark project.
Step inside the Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) and you will find yourself in a captivating world of art encompassed within art. This summer, the walls and halls of the island’s premier conference venue, provide the perfect backdrop for the Jamaica Visual Arts Exhibition organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).
Work is advancing on the Red Rose Fish Market in downtown Kingston as project manager the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) through the PetroCaribe fund implements the JMD$43 million project.
Veronis Chin, veteran fish vendor, expresses her anticipation of the new facility, ‘I will be very comfortable in the new building as this will mean increased shelter from the rain and it will also uplift the community.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade building located at the Old Myrtle Bank site on the Kingston Waterfront is gradually taking shape with the coastal protection structure /sheet piles being installed and the substructure and foundation for the Annex Building completed. The foundation for the main building is scheduled for completion by the end of June 2017.
Occupants and staff at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter for the homeless located at 65 Hanover Street, downtown Kingston, stand to benefit from improvements to the facility, which are to be undertaken by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) on Labour Day (Tuesday May 23 2017). Aligned with the National Labour Day Theme, “Restore, Preserve, Beautify,” the UDC will screed the concrete entrance to the facility, and carry out painting, and repairs to fixtures throughout the property.