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Government plans multimillion-dollar development project for west Kingston

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 12:31 PM

The Government has announced plans to invest close to a billion dollars in development projects in the west Kingston communities of Denham Town, Hannah Town and Tivoli Gardens.

The investment will form part of the government’s Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), which is being undertaken through a $4.8 billion loan from the World Bank.

The ICDP is a five-year project being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) to promote public safety and transformation through the delivery of basic infrastructure and social services in 18 communities across the island.

Addressing residents of Tivoli Gardens on Wednesday, Junior Energy Minister Julian Robinson said as part of the investment in the three west Kingston communities, some 2,000 homes will be properly wired to allow for the regularisation of their electricity service.

Managing Director of JSIF Omar Sweeney said investments will also be made in educational services and parenting support.