Mayor of Falmouth, Colin Gager, says despite a series of delays, the multi-million-dollar Falmouth Market should be completed by month’s end.
The new market, which is expected to house 700 vendors when completed, is being developed by the Port Authority of Jamaica, which has spent more $200 million dollars so far on the project.
However, despite the massive capital outlay from the Port Authority, Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, allocated an additional 15 million dollars to aid with the speedy completion of the project.
This follows complaints from several vendors who formerly occupied the old market, who argued that with the roof being removed from the old market which housed them, they are now left to the elements and the authorities must find a suitable replacement for them until the new market is ready as the old market is now uninhabitable.
The new market has been under construction for the past three years and will replace the old market and will include space for the popular ‘Bend Down’ market in the town of Falmouth.