Harmony Beach Park To Boost Tourism Entrepreneurship
MONTEGO BAY, May, 2021 - The Harmony Beach Park in Montego Bay, St. James, is expected to give rise to tourism entrepreneurship in the resort capital when opened.
“We are hoping that it can be a catalyst to spawn tourism entrepreneurship now that all the residential communities around the area or even the business communities around will have an attraction that will pull a lot of persons,” said Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Dr. Carey Wallace, in an interview with JIS News.
He further indicated that the Beach Park will attract both international and local tourists, who will come to enjoy its features.
“There will be an opportunity for Air BnB stays, tours emanating from it, food, drink and restaurant sales… because more and more persons are choosing to come to Montego Bay because of this new outstanding Beach Park that has been created there,” said Dr. Wallace.
The Beach Park is the flagship project of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and is reflective of the Government’s thrust to expand green spaces in urban areas.
Ground was broken for the start of the project in February 2019 and construction was done by M&M Contractors.
Dr. Wallace pointed out that the value of the entire project was $1.3 billion while noting that the TEF contributed $600 million.
“We are just happy to see it at the stage of completion now and looking forward to the opening on Friday (May 21) and the subsequent use by the people of Montego Bay and environs, enjoying this outstanding new facility that we’ve created in the resort capital,” he said.