Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, says despite 18 consecutive quarters of expansion, the Government is intensifying efforts to realize more significant growth in the Jamaican economy.

Dr. Clarke says in a bid to achieve larger growth levels, the Government is escalating efforts to improve the productivity of capital.

The Finance Minister says a loan obtained recently from the World Bank forms part of the push to spur economic growth.

Dr. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, speaking yesterday with Nationwide News.