Construction of Falmouth port to begin next month

Published: Friday | July 17, 2009


Richard Morais, Gleaner Writer


Hylton

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:

Work on the Falmouth port should start by the third week of August, according to president and chief executive officer of the Port Authority of Jamaica, Noel Hylton.

"The contractor is mobilising now and I expect the ship with the equipment and some of the material to arrive here within ano-ther month and I expect the dredge to arrive here sometime towards the middle of August," Hylton said yesterday.

He was speaking at the opening of the Falmouth Fishermen's Beach, near Uriah Park. He noted that the pier would be built first but that it and all accompanying facilities should be completed by October to November of 2010.

The first vessel should arrive in May next year but has been delayed to December 2010.