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VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica |

August - September 2017



he University of Technology, Jamaica has reached a milestone

achievement with the near completion of the UTech, Jamaica

Enhancement Project. In 2008 the Government of Jamaica signed a

loan agreement with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for a loan of

US25.87 million to fund the development project at the University.

The government undertook this investment as a grant to UTech, Jamaica to

which the University provided counterpart funding of US$16.78 million to

cover the life of the project – originally slated for completion in December

2011. The physical completion is scheduled for September 2017, with

terminal disbursement date also targeted for September 2017, resulting

from extension of the CDB loan.

The Project Management Unit (PMU), UTech, Jamaica which administers the

Enhancement Project on Thursday, June 28, 2017 hosted an Exit Workshop

with participants from the CDB, an the Ministry of Education, Youth and

Information, the Planning Institute of Jamaica and other stakeholders at

the Shared Facilities, Papine campus – one of the major infrastructural

outcomes of the Project.

The Exit Workshop examined the issues and challenges as well as successes

and lessons learnt from the implementation of the Project.

UTech, Jamaica/CDB Host Exit Workshop for

UTech, Ja. Enhancement Project

Major Patrick Cameron (left), Chief Operations and Projects Officer and Mrs. Genefa Hibbert, Project Coordinator, UTech, Ja. Enhancement Project, Project Management

Unit (PMU) field questions from workshop participants during the Caribbean Development Bank/ University of Technology, Jamaica Enhancement Project Exit Workshop

held on Thursday, June 28, 2017 at the Shared Facilities complex, UTech, Ja. Papine campus.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management boutique hotel completed

under the UTech, Jamaica Enhancement Project in March 2015.

The Shared Facilities classroom and lecture theatre blocks completed under the UTech, Jamaica Enhancement Project in December 2016.