PM Breaks Ground For Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project

The Road to Prosperity Begins With a Road – Prime Minister Andrew Holness

On Saturday Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other officials broke ground for the commencement of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP).

As a part of the project, approximately 110 kilometres of roadway from Harbour View in St. Andrew to Port Antonio in Portland, and 26 kilometres from Morant Bay to Cedar Valley in St. Thomas will be rehabilitated.

PM Holness said the SCHIP is part of the government’s strategic development plan for unlocking growth prospects in the eastern end of the island. 

The SCHIP will cost US$384-million with $195 million being dedicated to the the eastern portion of the road work. The remaining $189 million dollars will be spent on the Highway 2000 extension.

According to the Prime Minister, the rehabilitation efforts will be undertaken to increase commerce and spur economic growth and development.

Today, I officially launched the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project. The Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project is part of the Government’s strategic development plan to unlock growth prospects for the eastern end of the island. As a Government we are moving Jamaica into a new era. #NewJamaica 🇯🇲

Posted by Andrew Holness on Saturday, November 16, 2019

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