The JDIP and you

July 17th, 2011

The Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) is a US$400 million programme which has been established to restore roadways, bridges and other infrastructure across the island. A large amount of the money for the programme has been borrowed from the Export Import (EXIM) Bank of China and is to be repaid overtime.

Although most Jamaicans believe that this five-year project will be good for the country. There are some individuals and organisations that have raised concerns that the JDIP is being used by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as a political tool ahead of the 2012 general elections.

I doubt many Jamaicans are really concerned about the reason behind fixing a road that has been filled with holes for years. When good things happen, why question it, right? Well, while that might be the philosophy of some, it is not what all Jamaicans believe.

What do you think about the JDIP? Do you care why the government has initiated the programme? Have your say…


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3 Responses to “The JDIP and you”

  1. Mrs. Donna Tomlinson says:

    I belive the JDIP has done an excellent job. The 5-year program is well on it’s way and I can see the improvement as I drive the roads up to Irish Town, Havendale and New Castle Army Depo. Roads that were in desperate need of repair have finally gotten a face lit and the community as well as the country can take pride. Minister of Trasnport & Works, Hon. Michael Henry and the National Works Agency should be commended for taking the inititiave and implementation of such an illustrious program and for keeping to the rigorous time schedule (noted on the NWA’s website) allowing for the beautification efforts of Jamaica to take effect sooner rather than later.

    Unfortunatley, all the roads in need of repair won’t be addressed through the JDIP, including dire roads like Bellevue Drive in Smokey Vale, but it’s a great beginning and I wish JDIP much success!

  2. Winston Clayton says:

    JDIP only cause me to dip deep in my pocket to fix my car because of the many huge craters in the roads.There was a time when you. Acquire skill to negotiate them, now you can’t ,they are deeper and deepest.

  3. There are still plenty of holes to be filled. I hope JDIP hurries up.

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