J$30m allocated for Portmore climate change park
The Government has allocated J$30 million to the Portmore Hagen Climate Change Park project.
This is included in the 2017/2018 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
The project aims to raise public awareness about issues surrounding climate change among residents in Portmore, St Catherine and its environs.
The park will comprise a green recreational space for relaxation, which will also act as an educational tool to illustrate the generation and use of renewable energy, as well as reduction of the carbon footprint.
It is anticipated that this increased awareness will change how residents conduct their business and personal affairs. It is also expected to change how they maintain their homes, workplaces and public property in respect to climate change.
The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and is expected to conclude in March 2018.
Funding is being provided mainly by the government of Germany.