Tourism Minister announces projects to upgrade and improve historical sites
The Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill, has announced that the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will undertake four major projects this year to the tune of approximately $1.2 billion.
McNeill says the projects are part of a thrust to upgrade and improve historical sites and major tourism products.
The projects include the upgrading of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier; the provision of lighting for Montego Bay’s ‘Elegant Corridor’; and the construction of bicycle tracks and pedestrian pathways along the Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril.
The tourism minister says the projects represent a quantum leap for the TEF.
McNeill says Memoranda of Agreements have been signed and a total of $550 million has been put in place to start these projects.
He says the funds have already been transferred to the implementing agencies.
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