Govt to Outline Roadmap for Environmentally Sustainable Physical Development

Jamaica will soon have a roadmap for the physical development of the country in an environmentally sustainable way.

The government launched the development of the National Spatial Plan yesterday.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Audrey Sewell, says the plan will provide a strategic framework for vision 2030 development targets.

Mrs. Sewell was speaking yesterday at Jamaica House in St. Andrew. The plan was conceptualized in 2009 with an expected launch date of 2012.

However, funding constraints at the time delayed it. Permanent Secretary Sewell says it’s since been re-imagined under the broad heading of climate change adaptation.

She says the plan will support the improvement of infrastructure, sustainable land use management and guide spatial planning at all levels of society.

Mrs. Sewell went on to show the link between climate change and proper spatial planning due to the impact of adverse weather phenomena.

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