Construction on a new building in downtown Kingston to house the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is complete.

The building was formally handed over to the Government at a ceremony yesterday, at the new Foreign Ministry headquarters, 20 Port Royal Street, downtown Kingston.

The 11-storey building was built by the Jiangsu Jiangdu Construction Group out of China.

It also has a two-storey annex building, a generator room, boundary wall and parking area.

Handover Certificates were signed by Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson Smith, and Ambassador of China to Jamaica, His Excellency Tian Qi. Ambassador Tian also handed over a symbolic key of ownership to the building.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Ambassador said the new building is a testimony of the good relations and friendship between Jamaica and the Republic of China.

Minister Johnson Smith says it’s also an important outcome of China’s commitment to support Jamaica’s economic growth and development.