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Key UDC Projects To Get Increased Funding From Tourism Ministry


The Honourable Dr Wykeham McNeil, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment has expressed his willingness for the Ministry to strengthen its partnership with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) by funding key projects in the upcoming year. The Minister was addressing the UDC’s two day Board Retreat at the Knutsford Court Hotel from January 29-30, 2014.

The UDC is presently playing an active role in the completion of a number of projects sponsored by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and Tourism Product Development Company inclusive of upgrading works at the Ocho Rios Pier, Port Royal and downtown Kingston and other areas.



UDC Signs Agreement for Forum Hotel

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UDC Signs Agreement for Forum HotelThe Urban Development Corporation has signed an agreement with Portmore Marina Development Limited (PMDL) for the sale of the Forum Hotel located in Portmore, St Catherine on January 28, 2014 at its Corporate Office, 12 Ocean Boulevard, downtown Kingston.

The deal which was inked at a cost of J$350 million falls within the broad vision of the Corporation for making development happen when and where it is needed in the context of national priorities.

According to Senator KD Knight, UDC Chairman commended the group of investors who decided to pursue the development in line with the original vision for the property. Continuing he noted, "this will be a catalyst for development from East to West of that area".


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