Jamaica News: Cabinet has given approval for the purchase of land at a cost of $229 million, located on the grounds of the Nuttall Memorial Hospital, for the construction of a building to house the Cross Roads Tax Office and other Tax Administration of Jamaica offices.
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid made the announcement during a post-Cabinet Press briefing held at Jamaica House on August 29.
Regarding the development of Port Royal, Senator Reid said further to prior decisions of April 23, 2018 on the acquisition of leasehold interest in the unexpired 35-year lease agreement between the Commissioner of Lands and Morgan’s Harbour Limited, Cabinet has agreed to the acquisition of nine acres of land, rather than the original 14 acres.
He noted that these additional acres fall on Lots 96 and 127, part of Port Royal known as Red Land and Green Land (Old Coaling Station/Wharf) in the parish of Kingston.
“This is being done for the development of Port Royal by the Port Authority of Jamaica and the Urban Development Corporation. This will be undertaken by the National Land Agency utilising the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act,” Senator Reid said.
He added that community consultations have been ongoing in respect of this proposed development.
Source: JIS News