Red Rose Fish Market work on target

June 22, 2017
The new Red Rose Fish Market will make life easier for vendors who have had to deal with issues like sewerage water and other hindrances in the past.

Work is advancing on the Red Rose Fish Market in downtown Kingston as project manager, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) through the PetroCaribe Fund, implements the J$43-million project

Veronis Chin, a fish vendor, expressed her anticipation of the new facility.

"I will be very comfortable in the new building as this will mean increased shelter from the rain, and it will also uplift the community," she said.

The works on the fish market, at the intersection of Rose Lane and Heywood Street, include the construction of a framed structure, vendors' stall area and fish storage compartments, along with fencing repairs which will improve the facilities from which the fish vendors operate.

The project is running parallel to the Jubilee Market construction, also funded by a PetroCaribe grant.

The upgrade of the market district is one facet of the Downtown Kingston and Port Royal Redevelopment Plan 2030.

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