Ocho Rios market set for $1 billion repairs
Addressing Jamaica Labour Party supporters at a St Ann North East constituency conference on Sunday at the Marcus Garvey High School, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that $1 billion will be spent to improve the Ocho Rios market in St Ann.
Holness said he was committed to doing work on the market, as he was aware that persons in the gathering also earn their livelihood at the facility.
“We are looking to spend $1 billion to improve the market. We've gone now through what is called the public investment approval process. We are almost there," he said.
“And as soon as we get approval then we move to the contracting stage and you will start to see work done to improve your market. Markets are an important part of any town. For too long we've grown accustomed to the view that the market must be a chaotic place, a dirty place, a disorderly place. We need to change our markets to a place that is orderly, easy to use and clean," he added.
Holness said the Government will be spending money on the facility to provide a first class market to the people of Ocho Rios.
However, he cautioned that users of the facility will have to commit to taking care of the building and its amenities, to ensure that it is preserved for its intended use.
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