Letters to the Editor

Implications for new Portmore city

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!


Dear Editor,

The move by the Andrew Holness-led political regime to declare that it is going to build a new city within the precincts of Portmore would be a brilliant idea if there were adequate facilities and infrastructure in place to accommodate this massive development.

There are already large communities, like Greater Portmore and Hellshire, in Portmore that have been experiencing chronic water shortages over protracted periods. This same water system would need to supply the people in this new city.

Our town planning committee has to come on board to review the state of affairs.

New schools and other infrastructure like hospitals have to be built.

We all appreciate growth and development of every sort, but we must make the commitment to fully understand the impact of our ambitions.

We will have to think out of the box to ensure that this projected community does not become a blotch on Portmore.

What's more, we need to make Portmore more self-sufficient and safeguard against possible disasters.

We also need to leave a portion of arable land for agriculture.

All these elements must be considered before a new town is pursued.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore, St Catherine

paristaylor82@hotmail.com

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT