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 works on the Fish Market at the intersection of Rose Lane and Heywood Street include the construction of a framed structure, vendor stall area and fish storage compartments along with fencing repairs which will improve the facilities from which the fish vendors operate in the area.
Works are being carried out by NF Barnes Construction Company. The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation is a major partner in the project as the owners and operators of the facility.
The project is running parallel to the Jubilee Market construction also funded by a Petro Caribe grant. The upgrade of the market district is one facet of the Downtown Kingston and Port Royal Redevelopment Plan 2030 which continues to make progress, as the UDC works with partners and investors to facilitate its success. Digicel, for example, partnered with the UDC and the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) on the reconstruction and upgrade of stalls in Coronation market. The UDC also increased the parking capacity around the market district with the addition of the Pechon Street Car Park.
For further information, please contact
The Corporate Relations Department
Urban Development Corporation
12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston Mall
June 20, 2017