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Jamaica: Seawall Project To Offer Benefits To Communities

The Port Royal Street Coastal Revetment Project is on track to meet its April 2021 deadline within budget, says Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Managing Director Omar Sweeney.

The assurance came during Tuesday’s tour of the works along the section of corridor running behind the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, westwards to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

The area is an integral part of the east-west transportation network in the Kingston Metropolitan Area, especially for travellers to and from the Norman Manley International Airport.

Sweeney disclosed that the project, which is 23 per cent complete, is geared towards stopping the erosion of the shoreline.

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams said that while shoreline protection was the primary purpose, there were multiple benefits for the community.

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