Cab­i­net ap­proves US$7.4m to in­stall float­ing pier in Port Royal

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

CAB­I­NET HAS ap­proved US$7.4 mil­lion for the sup­ply, in­stal­la­tion and com­mis­sion­ing of a sea walk float­ing pier for cruise ships at Port Royal.

Mak­ing the dis­clo­sure dur­ing Wed­nes­day’s post-Cab­i­net press brief­ing at Ja­maica House, Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Youth and In­for­ma­tion Ruel Reid in­formed that Cruise Ven­tures AS was awarded the con­tract.

In March this year, Prime Min­is­ter An­drew Hol­ness an­nounced Cab­i­net’s ap­proval of the de­vel­op­ment of a cruise-ship ter­mi­nal at Port Royal, cre­at­ing a plat­form for the restora­tion of the sec­tor in the his­toric town.

Port Royal is one of the most fas­ci­nat­ing lo­ca­tions in the en­tire Caribbean, with well over 500 years of in­cred­i­ble his­tory, full of the most in­ter­est­ing char­ac­ters to have ever lived.

A key com­po­nent of the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment is restora­tion of his­tor­i­cal sites in Port Royal, in­clud­ing the Old Naval Hospi­tal, Fort Charles, the Ad­mi­ralty Houses and Fort Rocky.

Ruel Reid, min­is­ter of ed­u­ca­tion, youth and in­for­ma­tion.

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