BCDP Phase V
The current phase of the BCDP Phase V commenced in March 2006, and since then approximately $101.2 million has been spent on 83 projects mainly in the area of agriculture, skills training, the upgrading of schools and community centres and road repairs as follows:
|INFRASTRUCTURE (Road Repairs)||34.5|
|INFRASTRUCTURE (Schools & Community facilities)||26.7|
- Water Valley Greenhouse Technology Incubator Project in St.Ann jointly funded by the JBI, NORANDA, USAID and US JA Farms Ltd.
- The Mustard Seed Greenhouse Project at Haddon, St. Ann
- Broiler Chicken Project at the Brown’s Town Community College
- The Essex Valley Crop Production Project Phase II (St. Elizabeth), which involves 252 farmers from 12 communities and aims to produce 74.20 hectares of crops at a cost of $4.33 million;
- The Essex Valley Special Production (Stimulus) Project , a joint project with Alpart, the South Manchester Crop Production Project
- Cassava Production Projects at Riverhead, Faith’s Pen and Clapham in St.Ann and Sandy Bay /Bodles in St.Catherine involving 60 farmers;
- Bee Keeper Training and Production Projects in Ewarton, St.Catherine and Riverhead/Moneague in St.Ann involving 20 farmers;
- Contribution to the construction of the Huntly Farmers Food Processing Plant in Manchester which is being implemented under the Ministry of Agriculture’s ASSP programme;
- 145 students in residency at the 4-H Clubs Training Centre at Denbigh. These students completed training in tractor and back hoe operations and maintenance and in home economics.
- students at the Catholic School of Technology in Manchester in the areas of food and beverage services and in motor vehicle engine service
- 37 out of a targeted 60 adults completed training under the BCDP/Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) Adult Literacy Project in ST. Ann and St. Elizabeth during the current year.
Repairs and Expansion of Educational Facilities
The BCDP continued to support the development and maintenance of educational and community facilities and amenities as a significant investment in the future of young people living in bauxite communities. Several schools and community centres have received funding under the programme over Phase V.
- Day Day Road, Mount Valley, Gravel Hill, Banana Ground and Mount Providence roads in Clarendon.
- Epworth Road, Cottage Road, Content Road and the Blue Hole to Goshen roads in St.Ann.
- Land Settlement, Top Hill and Hark Hall Roads in Manchester
- McLeod Close and the Orangefield/Poly Ground roads in St. Catherine.
- Sections of Gazeland/ Brinkley, Cheapside/Portsea, Nain/ Brambleton Hall, Melsham, New Buildings, Content/Four roads ,Content/Prospect roads in St. Elizabeth.