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PM wants investment in unoccupied Kingston buildings

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 11:18 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there are many vacant buildings across the municipality and it is critical that the Government provide regulatory and incentive support for their restoration.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is looking to provide incentives to encourage private-sector investment in unoccupied buildings in Kingston.

He says there are many vacant buildings across the municipality and it is critical that the Government provide regulatory and incentive support for their restoration.

He points out that these structures could be remodelled and upgraded for commercial use, and to provide much-needed space for the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.

The Prime Minister was delivering the keynote address at a dedication ceremony for the new premises of the Ministry of Justice, located at 61 Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, this week.

The Ministry was relocated after its Oxford Road offices were ordered closed earlier this year due to air-quality issues and the effect on the health of the staff.

A sum of $100 million was approved by Cabinet for the move.