Ocho Rios Port to Be Upgraded
- Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited (JBM) is looking to commence work to upgrade the Ocho Rios Port during the current fiscal year. This is according to the 2021/22 Public Bodies Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, which states that the exercise will serve to enhance the facility’s business activities while maximizing revenue.
- The renovation will result in the establishment of a multipurpose facility that allows for continued loading and shipment of limestone and sugar as well as additional and larger cruise ships. The engagement forms part of JBM’s efforts to continue stakeholder collaborations this year to promote responsible mining practices and speedy restoration of mined lands, all aimed at preserving the environment.
- This should help to support the country’s path to economic recovery, through increased construction activities as well as aid in the recovery of the mining industry.