New Project to “Transform” Ocho Rios

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 21, 2013

Above: a rendering of the “new” Ocho Rios

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A new $3.8 million USD project will “transform” the Jamaican town of Ocho Rios, according to Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill.

The project will include work on the Ocho Rios Cruise Terminal and the Turtle River Road, with the latter to include a major reconstruction of the road.

The project is slated to last until October of next year.

“We will be upgrading the pier, the buildings, and the parking within the area. We will be putting up shops, so that we are closer to what we have at Falmouth,” McNeill said.

The road project will make Turtle River Road “totally pedestrianized, landscaped and redone,” the Minister said.

Jamaica’s Tourism Enhancement Fund and the Port Authority of Jamaica are funding the project.

“The work we are doing will only make the resort town look even better and more beautiful,” he said.

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