AFTER months of speculation played out in the media and the public domain, the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) yesterday confirmed that Goat Islands will indeed be the site of a Chinese seaport. The port, which will form a part of the much-touted logistics hub, will provide 10,000 permanent jobs, Professor Gordon Shirley told the Jamaica Observer yesterday. “It will be the Great Goat Island and Little Goat Island and some lands to the north of there,” said Shirley, chairman and CEO of the port management agency.
The area to be developed will total 600 acres, he said. Shirley spoke briefly with the Observer after making a presentation on the physical infrastructure of the planned hub on the opening day of the Jamaica Logistics Hub Symposium at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. He promised to give more detailed information on the subject today, to include the scope of the project, the timelines set for the start and completion of construction works and the possible environmental impact.
Published in the Jamaica Observer
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